Stem cell mobilization is a process whereby stem cells are stimulated out of the bone marrow space (eg, the hip bones and the chest bone) into the bloodstream so they are available for collection for future reinfusion. The cells are then preserved, frozen, and stored until the time of transplant.
Some preferred characteristics of a mobilization regimen include:
Some patients are unable to collect the target number of stem cells with mobilization strategies. There are a number of reasons for not collecting enough stem cells, and these may include: