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The decision to become a blood stem cell donor is important and we encourage you to talk about it with the key people in your life. Sometimes, they may have concerns or questions because they don’t understand blood stem cell donation. This toolkit is designed to help you share the choice you’ve made, answer their questions and have positive conversations about moving forward with donation. NMDP wants you and your support network to be informed and comfortable with your choice.

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Some donors want and need support, others do not. Either way, the decision to move forward with donation is yours.

Note: The information in this toolkit is meant to give you a summary of the donation process. If you’d like more information about donation, visit You’re a Match: A Donor’s Online Guide to Donation.