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Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation and filgrastim injections

PBSC donation is one of two methods of donation and is a nonsurgical procedure that takes place at a blood center or outpatient hospital facility.


PBSC donation pain, side effects, and recovery

There can be uncomfortable short-term side effects when donating PBSC.


Marrow donation

Marrow donation is one of two methods of donation and takes place in a hospital operating room. Donors receive anesthesia and feel no pain during the donation.


Marrow donation pain, side effects, and recovery

There can be uncomfortable side effects when donating marrow.


Donor commitment

Becoming a donor is a process and requires your commitment and your time.


Hardest part of donation

The challenges associated with the donation process are unique to each donor.


Support from others during the donation process

Many different people can provide donors with support throughout the donation process.


Advice from donors

Past donors give advice to potential donors.


Reflection after donation

Past donors talk about why they donated and the impact of donation on their lives.


If you have additional questions about the donation experience, visit donation FAQS or contact us at 1 (800) MARROW-2.