Leukaemias begin in the bone marrow, whereas lymphomas start in the lymphatic system. All blood cancers involve the degeneration of certain blood cells, which multiply uncontrollably and suppress the healthy blood-forming system. This prevents the blood from performing vital functions, such as fighting infections, transporting oxygen or stopping bleeding.
Am I missing stem cells after the donation?
The body reproduces the blood stem cells within about two weeks. A stem cell donation is comparable to a blood donation, and does not lead to a permanent loss of stem cells.
The protection and security of your data is of paramount importance to us here at DKMS. We will only record, process and use your personal data in accordance with your consent. We adhere to legal guidelines on the use of any data and only keep what is legally permissible and necessary in order to find a suitable blood stem cell donor.
We are registered and adhere to the Data Protection Act 2018 and ensure that all employees are fully up-to -date and trained in this Act. Your personal data will be stored on our secure DKMS database and only your anonymised data will be transmitted to registries to find out if you are a potential match for a patient (data such as HLA tissue characteristics, age, gender and donor number).