Is donating stem cells dangerous or harmful?

The Blood Service ensures that donating stem cells is safe a safe process for the donor.

The state of health of new members joining the registry, potential donors and selected donors is charted using questionnaires and interviews, and selected donors also go through an extremely thorough physical examination before donating. This ensures that the donation process does not cause harm or risk to the donor.

Blood stem cells are produced constantly, which means the donated cells are quickly replaced by new ones, and the procedure has no permanent effect on the donor’s blood count.