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Prospective donors’ perspectives on hematopoietic cell donation for cell and gene therapy research and development

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>30/04/2023
<mark>Journal</mark>Regenerative Medicine
Issue number4
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)301-311
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date9/03/23
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Aims: To explore prospective donors’ attitudes and perceptions towards donating hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) for novel treatments research and development (R&D).
Methods: A survey was launched by Anthony Nolan (AN) to assess prospective donors’ willingness to donate HSCs for novel therapies R&D, and their degree of comfort with the AN collaborating with and receiving payment from external organizations.
Results: Most participants (87%) were willing to donate for novel treatment R&D and were comfortable with AN collaborating with external organizations and receiving payment (91% and 80%, respectively).
Conclusion: Results reveal an overall positive response towards donating HSCs for R&D. These findings can support stakeholders and policymakers in outlining donation practices that uphold donors’ safety and welfare.