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Evaluation of hematopoietic stem cell donors. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2005:469-75 PMID: 16304422

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Donation of hematopoietic stem cells, either through bone marrow or peripheral blood collection, is a generally safe procedure for healthy donors. Serious adverse events are uncommon and death is exceedingly rare. Nevertheless, all donors must be carefully evaluated and fully informed prior to donation. This should be done by clinicians having good understanding of the potential physical and psychological complications of donation and the factors that may increase these risks. Additionally, donors and graft products must be evaluated for the potential to transmit infections and other diseases to the recipient and to satisfy an increasing number of national and international regulatory requirements. Donors must be able to provide informed consent without coercion or pressure. Special attention to the clinical, psychological and social needs of pediatric donors is necessary.

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Horowitz MM, Confer DL


Mary M. Horowitz MD, MS Center Director, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin


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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Communicable Disease Control
Communicable Diseases
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Informed Consent
Patient Selection
Risk Assessment
Sexual Behavior
Surveys and Questionnaires
Tissue Donors
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