• Question: How do you donate stem cells My teacher wants to know

    Asked by grit frit to Rebecca, Matthew, Gareth on 17 Mar 2019.
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      Matthew Smith answered on 17 Mar 2019:

      There are two ways apparently,either you can donate bone marrow directly or you can get stem cells from the blood (i didn’t even know this way existed until just now!). The second way involves extra injections prior to donation to increase the levels of white blood cells and stem cells in the blood.