Stem Cell Donation Campaign
Blood stem cell (PBSC) donation is one of two methods of collecting blood- forming cells for bone marrow transplants. The same blood-forming cells that are found in bone marrow are also found in the circulating (peripheral) blood.
Donation is a nonsurgical procedure. The donation takes place at an experienced blood center or outpatient hospital facility that participates in PBSC collections for Be The Match.For 5 days leading up to your PBSC donation, you will be given injections of a drug called filgrastim to increase the number of blood-forming cells (also called blood stem cells) in your bloodstream.
On the day of your PBSC donation, your blood is removed through a needle in one arm and passed through a machine that will collect only the blood-forming cells. The remaining blood is returned to you through a needle in the other arm. This process is similar to what is used when donating blood platelets.
90% of all PBSC donations are completed in 1 apheresis session, which may take up to 8 hours. The remaining 10% of the donations are completed in 2 apheresis ses- sions, which will take 4 to 6 hours each.
The main purpose of this stem cell donation campaign is the Awareness and get maximum registration
Organisation of events with the help of hospital and arrange stem cell donation campaign