Adult-related haematopoietic stem cell donor experiences and the provision of information and psychosocial support: A systematic literature review
Nienke Zomerdijk, Jane M Turner, Geoffrey R Hill
European Journal of Cancer Care | WILEY | Published : 2019
For blood cancer patients, haematopoietic stem cells (HSC) donated by a relative can be lifesaving. However, related donors can face significant physical and psychosocial challenges. As the demand for adult-related HSC donors is increasing, it is important to review our understanding of adult-related HSC donors' need for and availability of information and psychosocial support with a view to identifying gaps in the literature. A systematic review of relevant studies (2000-2017) was conducted using five databases with supplementary hand searching. Sixteen studies involving 1,024 related HSC donors met the following criteria: English or Dutch language, peer-reviewed, sampled first-time-related..View full abstract
Funding for this project is from (1) Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, (2) Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship and (3) Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation Diamond Care Grant.