Healthy stem cells come from:
- Your own bone marrow or blood
- Your own fat tissue
- Saved or donated stem cells
No. The process involves infusing your bloodstream with new stem cells using a catheter or IV.
No. While the actual procedure doesn’t hurt or last long, recovery can take a long time
Usually, a week or less. Your team will review this with you on your initial visit.
We can help you find options for places to stay.
We have financial counselors who can walk you through your insurance and financial questions.
The actual transplant usually takes about 30-60 minutes.
You won’t feel pain during infusion of the stem cells.
It may take several weeks for the stem cells to begin to function. If successful, the new stem cells will produce healthy cells.
Normal side effects of the stem cell transplant procedure can include:
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Localized Pain
- Signs of infection, such as fever and chills
Typically, you can go home in less than a week.
Recovery time depends on the type of transplant:
- Donated bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplant can take 2-3 weeks
- Cord blood engraftment can take 3-5 weeks
- Self-donated stem cell transplant (autologous) takes about 10 days for recovery