How is the pain associated with bone marrow donation characterized?

Updated: Jan 29, 2021
  • Author: Sameer Bakhshi, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Along with the risks associated with anesthesia, bone marrow donors typically experience moderate pain for several days following the procedure. PBPC donors usually experience bone pain, which may be severe, from the filgrastim-induced bone marrow stimulation used to mobilize stem cells in advance of the procedure.


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