A very kind and reassuring message sent to our Facebook (< Click) page from someone that has donated.
No, it didn’t hurt…. I donated through the PBSC method, basically my stem cells were extracted through my blood , in a process like blood donation, although slightly longer .
This method is used in 90% of cases …. And the donor gets to make the decision on the method in most cases .
Your natural bone marrow production is stimulated to over produce , so the donation comes from extra bone marrow your body produces
After donating , you temporarily leave the register for a year. You are special reserve….. In case your recipient needs a top up
You can ask to be kept informed about your recipients progress …. But you don’t have to know
You can donate blood again after 6 months
If you join the register there is approx a 3% chance of you matching
When someone needs a BMT it is their LAST chance
Want to know anything else ???
Thanks for reading x”