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Your stem cell donation - Preparation and procedure

First of all, a big thank-you to you for volunteering to donate stem cells to a blood cancer patient whose life depends specifically on your donation. You will be giving that patient the greatest gift of all: a second chance at life.

A graphic showing someone donating blood stem cells via PBSC

Donating stem cells is an act of the greatest altruistic kindness, and we are deeply grateful to you.
There are two different ways to donate stem cells: peripheral stem cell donation, and bone marrow donation.
As a stem cell donor, you should ideally be willing to donate by either method.

Whether the cells are removed from your bloodstream or bone marrow ultimately depends on what’s best for the patient and what their treating physician decides after careful consideration. Wherever possible, your wishes will be taken into account. We will also cover the cost of the donation as well as any loss of earnings.

Do you need more information?

There are many ways to get involved and support our mission.

You could be raising awareness, join the registry, hosting your own event, taking on a fundraising challenge, or anything in between.
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