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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

Blood & Marrow Transplant
Autologous Transplant
Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Collection

In a peripheral blood stem cell collection, stem cells are collected from the blood. This technique does not require surgery. It does, however, involve a few more steps than a conventional bone marrow harvest. Prior to the collection, the donor is given a medication called G-CSF to promote the growth and release of stem cells from the bone into the blood. The stem cells are then collected using a special machine called a Cell Separator. This technique has dramatically increased in popularity over the last ten years. Stem cells are generally collected using this method here at the Leukemia/BMT Program of BC.

Click on the following links for the steps involved in a peripheral blood stem cell collection:

  1. Vein Assessment
  2. G-CSF Administration
  3. When to Call the Doctor
  4. The Collectio Process
  5. Important Reminders

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