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what are the risks of donating bone marrow

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Life saving.: Benefit is not dying from the disease being treated with transplant. Risks are death from infection, or organ damage from treatment. Later on, risk ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Soe risk?but many: We want to assure donor safety, but no medical procedure is risk-free. The majority (more than 98.5%) of donors from the be the match registry feel co ... Read More
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Dr. Cynthia Anderson
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Infection and pain: This is a relatively safe procedure but the marrow is harvested by taking a small amount from your hip bone. You lie on your stomach, the skin' muscl ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
There are many: The exact risks are dependent on the type of transplant chemotherapy or radiation given, who the donor is (self or somebody else) as well as how close ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Under gen anesthesia: Donating bone marrow for transplantation entails a procedure called bone marrow harvesting. The donor is placed under general anesthesia and turned ov ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
Somewhat: The idea is much worse than the event--but yes, it is somewhat painful. One of my most powerful recollections from medical training was the pediatric ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
PB vs BM: Most (but not all) stem cells for allogeneic stem cell transplants are donated from the peripheral blood. The risks of the "collection" are similar to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Be the match!: US National Bone Marrow Donor Registry: https://bethematch.org/ Do it! =)
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
No set time: Donating bone marrow is different from donating blood or plasma, it is a surgical procedure, and you need to be matched to the recipient.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
3 months: Since bone marrow removed during donation is replenished by the body in 4-6 weeks, I would recommend 3 months as a reasonable interval, if you are in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bone Marrow Harvest: Bone marrow harvesting for donating bone marrow is performed under general anesthesia and subjects the donor to the same risks of general anesthesia. ... Read More
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