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A 44-year-old member asked:

How old can you be to be a bone marrow donor?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
18-44 years of age: The upper llimit could some time get higher it depend on patient health.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can you register to be a bone marrow donor?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Call your local bloo: Your local blood bank can guide you. You can also check with the national marrow donor program(nmdp) also called: "be the match)". They will ask you to fill up a form about your personal contact information and take your cheek cells for hla typing and keep your information in the nmdp for future patients who might match with your hla type.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How does one become a bone marrow donor?

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Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
59 years experience
See below: An oncologist can arange for you to donate your marrow.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can a diabetic patient be a bone marrow donor?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Probably: Unless the diabetic patient has other complicating problems or an infection, there is no reason why they couldn't be a donor of bone marrow.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the qualifications needed to be a bone marrow donor?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Be healthy.: A potential donor ideally will be between the ages of 18 and 44, although you can register for donation up to the age of 60, and family members over 60 may be used if necessary. You must be healthy, with no serious illnesses, severe allergies, history of cancer or any blood problem that could be passed on by donation.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can a person without a spleen be a bone marrow donor?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
A Verified Doctoranswered
Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Usually yes: Usually yes, but it would depend on why you don't have a spleen. If you have had your spleen removed for certain disorders, then you may not qualify to donate.

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