Glossary: Stem Cell Terms and Definitions


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The derivation is the process of collecting hematopoietic cells from your bone marrow before an autologous transplant. It is also used to collect hematopoietic cells from a donor for use in allogeneic transplantation. This process is also called bone marrow harvesting.

Diploid сells
A diploid cell is a cell that contains two complete sets of chromosomes. This is double the haploid chromosome number. Most cells in the human body are diploid, with the exception of gametes.

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid
DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. Deoxyribonucleic acid is a chemical found primarily in the nucleus of cells.

Donor A
Donor A - a volunteer who has donated stem cells for a patient.