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To allow your tissue types to be analysed, we take a cheek smear using swabs.
2. Testing for tissue types
If your tissue types match those of a patient, this will be confirmed again using a blood sample which we take from you and other blood readings will be determined.
3. Health check
After a thorough health check and clarification by a doctor, nothing stands in the way of stem cell donation - provided you have given your final consent.
4. Peripheral stem cell donation
Peripheral blood stem cell collection is a safe and non-surgical outpatient procedure. The process is similar to a blood platelet donation that takes approximately four hours to complete. PBSC collection method
5. Stem cell transplantation
Stem cells are transplanted to the patient just like a blood transfusion. Thereafter, they take up residency in the patient’s bone cavities and begin to form new, healthy blood cells there.
For many people with a blood cancer or blood disorder a donation from a matching blood stem cell donor is their best chance of survival.
With blood stem cell donation, only blood stem cells are donated, not blood and matches are determined by tissue type, not blood group.
Your blood stem cells will completely replenish themselves within 1-2 days of the collection.
Many people in India can't find a suitable matching donor, as the Indian donors are underrepresented in the worldwide database.
Your blood stem cells will never be stored, they last for around 72 hours and are delivered straight to the person in need by a special courier.
You will stay on the registry until your 61st birthday!