Once the stem cells have been removed, speed is of the essence, and they must reach the patient within 72 hours. They are delivered in person by courier – a highly important and responsible task. Thanks to thousands of supporters around the world, cross-border stem cell donations are also possible.
Their efforts have enabled us to provide patients across the globe with the life-saving stem cells they so urgently need.
One such courier is Philipp Ripkens. Here he reports on his experiences as a stem cell courier and the special challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.