Managing a dual role--experiences and coping strategies of parents donating haploidentical G-CSF mobilized peripheral blood stem cells to their children.

@article{Walraven2012ManagingAD,
  title={Managing a dual role--experiences and coping strategies of parents donating haploidentical G-CSF mobilized peripheral blood stem cells to their children.},
  author={Suzanna M van Walraven and Lynne M. Ball and Hendrik Maria Koopman and Galen E Switzer and C M H Ropes-de Jong and Anja E de Jong and Robbert G. M. Bredius and R Maarten Egeler},
  journal={Psycho-oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={168-75}
}
UNLABELLED Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is an effective therapy for life-threatening hematological diseases. Parents may be asked to donate hematopoietic stem cells for their child when no compatible related or unrelated donor is available. OBJECTIVE Parents donating G-CSF mobilized peripheral blood stem cells simultaneously and uniquely fulfill the dual role of donor and caregiver for their ill child. The experiences of both sibling and unrelated stem cell donors have been… CONTINUE READING