Missy's Story

Her Battle With Hodgkin's Lymphoma

  Peripheral Blood Cell Collection

    Progenitor cells are the immature cells that divide, grow, and become red white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets. Progeniter cells develop into the type of cell determined by the needs of an individual's body. Special substances known as growth factors can stimulate the development of a progenitor cell into a certain, needed type of blood cell. Once stimulated, these cells can be collected from the peripheral blood or from the bone marrow.

    Progenitor cells can be collected from the blood stream using a medical device known as a blood cell separator. This is a machine that uses a centrifuge to separate the components of the blood. Usually, the patient has a central venus catheter placed in their chest through which the blood is removed, flows through the machine for separation, and is re

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    Pheresis Machine
    Medical University of South Carolina Hospital
    Charleston, South Carolina