Does a donor get to choose the method by which cells are collected?
Our donors are our number one priority so it goes without saying that we will do everything that we can to meet your wishes – but for some patients, one particular collection method could be the preferred option. This decision is made by the patient’s physician. So ideally, you should be happy to undergo either collection procedure.
Which procedure is actually carried out depends first and foremost on the needs of the patient. Bone marrow and peripheral blood both contain the blood stem cells that are needed, but in different quantities and in combination with other immunological cells that perform different activities.