Jeevan Stem Cell Registry (JSCR) FAQs

What is the process of stem cell donation?

You can donate your stem cells in two ways.More than 90% of people donate their stem cells by a process similar to donating platelets. This is called peripheral blood stem cell collection ( PBSC ). The other 10% donate through bone marrow, where they give cells from the bone marrow in their pelvis.

Who are the donors who register with Jeevan Stem Cell Registry?

Jeevan selects donors from amongst a pool of altruistic, committed, voluntary blood donors.

Why is Jeevan keen on enrolling blood donors?

People who have donated blood or platelets in the past are likely to be more committed to donate stem cells. Moreover, they are likely to be safer donors than others.

If I am a match, will I be paid for the donation?

No. By registering in JSCR, you are committing to be a voluntary non remunerated stem cell donor.

How does the PBSC donation work?

It is a relatively simple process.You will receive injections of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) over four days. This is a naturally-occurring hormone which increases the number of blood forming stem cells your body produces. Possibly on the fourth day you will receive the injection in the hospital and a blood sample is collected for counting the number of cells in the blood. The PBSC donation will start the next day. A nurse or doctor will insert a tiny tube into the vein in your arm. The tube will be connected to a machine to collect the stem cells. Donation only takes about 4-5 hours. Several donors are fit enough to go back to work straight after PBSC donation. Occasionally we’ll need to collect more cells the following day. You will not need a general anaesthetic or to stay in hospital overnight, though.

Will I experience any side effects for the drug (G-CSF ) administered?

You might experience side effects including flu-like symptoms and muscle pains, but they’re usually mild and only last a couple of days.If you need more information, please feel free to talk one of us at Jeevan Stem Cell Foundation on +91 89399 99216 or send us a mail at