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Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Harvesting


Peripheral blood stem cell harvesting is a procedure to remove stem cells from your blood. The stem cells can be harvested for you or for someone else. If you are harvesting stem cells for yourself, you will receive them after you have received treatment for your disease.


Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

You will need to return for blood tests. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.


Rest as needed. Alternate times of activity with times of rest. Ask your healthcare provider when it is okay to return to work and other regular activities.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have a fever.
  • You have new or increasing bone, muscle, or abdominal pain.
  • Your pain lasts longer than 14 days after your procedure.
  • You have nausea or vomiting.
  • You have new or worsening headaches, weakness, or fatigue.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Seek care immediately or call 911 if:

  • You have severe abdominal pain.
  • You have a new tingling feeling around your mouth or fingers, or the feeling is getting worse.
  • You have shortness of breath.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.