Blood stem cell donation

With the Swiss Transplantation Act (in force as of 1 July 2007), Swiss Transfusion SRC received a mandate from Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) for the Swiss Blood Stem Cells (SBSC) division. The mandate encompasses the following services/areas of responsibility for SBSC:

  • Management of the registry
  • Donor searches
  • Arranging collection and transportation of transplant material
  • Search for blood stem cell donors and coordination of donations
  • International cooperation
  • Provision of information and advice to public authorities

The umbrella organisation receives support from the regional transfusion services in the fulfilment of these functions.

Functions of the regional blood transfusion services

  • Recruitment and registration of blood stem cell donors, incl. transmission of anonymised data to Swiss Transfusion SRC
  • Donor management
  • Assistance of donors in connection with compatibility tests and blood stem cell donations, when applicable
  • Regular follow-up checks on individuals who have donated blood stem cells
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