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Transplant Basics Karla PBSC Donor

How transplants work

Learn more about how blood stem cell transplants are used to treat patients with blood cancers like leukemia and blood diseases like sickle cell.   

Discover the ins and outs of blood stem cell transplants

How marrow donation works

When you’re contacted as a possible donor

Joining the NMDP Registry means you may get a call to save the life of a patient in need. 

Find out what making the commitment to donate means

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Donation process

There are two ways to donate blood stem cells: peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) and bone marrow donation. 

Learn about the step-by-step process of donation

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Donation FAQs

Don’t be left in the dark. Get answers to all of your questions about blood stem cell donation. 

Explore frequently asked questions about donation

Transplant Basics After You Donate Yazmin Recipient

 After you donate

Get information about recovery, joining our community of supporters and the guidelines for contacting your recipient.

Learn what to expect after donation

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Donor safety and support

We’re here for you—before, during and after donation.

Explore our support programs and services 

Transplant Basics Donor Toolkit

Donor toolkit

Discover important tools and information to guide you through the donation process.

Access the donor toolkit today 

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Renew your commitment

Let us know you’re still all in on saving a life by recommitting to the registry.

Update your information and recommit 

Transplant Basics Translated Materials

Translated materials

Access vital NMDP information in several different languages.

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