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A 19-year-old female asked:

im really considering signing up to be a bone marrow donor but my question is what is the possible side effects of the procedure? short & long term.

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Kudos to you!: Go to a web site Be the match.com Excellent site to learn about becoming a bone marrow donor and videos from patients and donors. Details on planning your donation and the side effects. Benefits far outweigh the side effects.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can a diabetic patient be a bone marrow donor?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 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 44-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the recommended age range to be a bone marrow donor?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let explain: Currently the policy of the national marrow donor program (nmdp), and its affiliated blood centers which register donors, is to permit only those between the ages of 18 and 60 to register as donors who is healthy enough to that. There a movement to have young people 15-17 years able to register.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
When selecting a donor you often go for the youngest. If donating to a brother or sister different guidelines may be used.
Nov 24, 2013
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is there any way I can become a bone marrow donor and earn some money?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Maybe in California: Bone marrow donation is a voluntary act and it is illegal to pay a donor under the national organ transplant act. However, a recent ruling by an appeals court in california has ruled that people who donate bone marrow cells in a process of stem cell leukapheresis can be paid for doing so. This is still controversial and is not endorsed by the national marrow donor program.
A 44-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
18-44 years of age: The upper llimit could some time get higher it depend on patient health.

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