Definitions for "Peripheral blood stem cells"
These are stem cells found in the blood.
The cells originating in the bone marrow from which all blood cells develop. These cells may divide to form more stem cells or mature into a variety of different blood cells. The stem cells may be collected from the blood system through a procedure called apheresis.
Stem cells obtained from the blood stream through an apheresis procedure. Process of "mobilization" increases the number of peripheral blood stem cells that can be collected