Is bone marrow donation really painful?

Is bone marrow donation really painful?

When you think about donating your bone marrow, it might conjure up images of big, long needles. It might cause you to flinch at the thought of bone marrow being taken directly from your bones. You might think bone marrow is a painful experience you have to undergo,...
How are blood stem cells transplanted?

How are blood stem cells transplanted?

Imagine this. You’re hooked up, watching the blood in one arm draw into a thin, clear tube, which feeds directly into an apheresis machine. As you study the device, you notice an output tube similar to the one in both your arms, filtering what turns out to be your...