Bone Marrow Donation
Donation ProcessIf you agree to donate, the patient’s doctor will request that you donate either peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) or bone marrow. The doctor chooses the donation method that is best for the patient. On average, the entire bone marrow donation process takes about 30-40 hours spread out over 4-6 weeks. This includes travel time and the time needed for the actual donation.
The goal is to find a cure for patients and protect the safety of both patients and donors throughout the donation process. Being a donor for a patient is a generous, selfless act that significantly impacts many lives. Recovery from donation can vary for each person, and we will be there every step of the way until you’re fully recovered.