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Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) Donation

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Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) Donation

Hematopoietic stem cells are collected from a donor's circulating blood through an apheresis procedure after accelerating production from the bone marrow with Filgrastim. These adult stem cells are then transplanted into the recipient patient. However, these blood stem cells must match the patient's own cells as closely as possible, which is why HLA typing is crucial to the process.

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