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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Stem Cell Transplant Program

Stem Cell Transplant Program

Patient stories - stem cell transplantation © UC Regents 

Patient stories  

Patients tell their own stories about stem cell transplantation, cancer treatment and recovery.


About stem cell transplantation 

Learn about stem cell transplantation  

Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding stem cells and stem cell transplantation.


Patient journey 

Patient journey  

Learn what happens during the stem cell transplant process.


Cancer Types

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Browse Cancer Types  

View some of the cancer types that we treat, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

A gift of life — Become a stem cell donor

GIFT OF LIFE - become a stem cell donorEach year nearly 20,000 people ages 0 to 74 in the U.S. are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses in which blood stem cell transplantation from a related or unrelated matched donor is the best treatment option. Only 30 percent of patients will have a relative who matches and is able to donate. The other 70 percent need someone to donate their healthy stem cells. They depend on an unrelated donor or collected cord blood units.

 

If you would like to learn about donating stem cells or become a stem cell donor and join a volunteer registry, please contact or register at:
  • Be the Match (formerly the National Marrow Donor Program)
    Toll-free number: 1-800-MARROW-2 (1-800-627-7692)
    Website: www.bethematch.org

 

  • Your local public blood bank if you live away from Sacramento
  • A bone marrow drive in your area

 

If you are parents who would like to donate cord blood from your newborn, please contact:
  • Be the Match (formerly the National Marrow Donor Program)
    Toll-free number: 1-800-MARROW-2 (1-800-627-7692)
    Website: www.bethematch.org