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Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Harvesting

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What do I need to know about 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 given to you or to someone else to treat a disease.

How do I prepare for the procedure?

What will happen during the procedure?

What should I expect after the procedure?

You will be taken to a room to rest. You will be monitored closely for any problems. Do not get out of bed until your healthcare provider says it is okay. You will then be able to go home or be taken to a hospital room.

What are the risks of peripheral blood stem cell harvesting?

Calcium levels in your blood may decrease and cause numbness and tingling in your mouth, hands, or feet. The procedure may decrease the number of platelets in your blood and increase your risk for bleeding. Rarely, the procedure may cause fainting or vomiting.

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