volume 20, issue 2, PS100-S102 1992
DOI: 10.1007/bf01705026
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Abstract: Autologous reinfusion of circulating haemopoietic progenitor and stem cells (blood stem cell transplantation) has emerged as an alternative to autologous bone marrow transplantation in a variety of malignant diseases. Major obstacles associated with harvest of blood stem cells by leukapheresis are: 1. relatively high costs, and 2. discomfort caused to the patient, as generally five to ten settings of leukapheresis are necessary to harvest a number of blood stem cells sufficient for haemopoietic restitution fol…

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