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> Donation Process Contd.  
Step 1. You are contacted if a preliminary match is found. If the registry indicates that your Stem cell type may match any of the patients in need the center will inform you of your status & arrange for additional testing.

Step 2. A compatible match is identified The testing may identify you as a precise HLA type compatible with the Patient. Special counselors will provide you with detailed information about the Stem cell donation process and your options as a volunteer Donor. You will also receive a thorough medical examination.

Step 3. You decide whether to donate: Being fully informed of the donation procedure- you make the decision to become a stem cell Donor.

Step 4. A small amount of your Stem Cells are collected: By a process called Peripheral blood stem cell collection (PBSC) from your circulating blood only.
Step 5. Your recovery :
PBSC donation -you will receive daily injections of G-CSF for a few days. It is a Stem Cell growth factor that enhances the number of Stem Cells in the blood stream. The cells are then collected by an Apheresis procedure by which the PBSCs are separated by the machine & the rest of the blood is returned back to the body. Apheresis Donors can experience mild bone pain prior to the procedure due to G-CSF. The effects however disappear after a couple of days.
 Q. What are the risks of donation?
Peripheral Blood Apheresis
Although long-term safety data on filgrastim administration to healthy individuals is limited, nausea & fatigue for a few days while it is being administered may be felt. They subside as soon as the injections are stopped.
 Q. What are the side effects of donation?
Peripheral Blood Apheresis
Symptoms can include bone pain, muscle pain, nausea, insomnia and fatigue after receiving filgrastim. Platelet counts could be temporarily lowered for a week.
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