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What are the chances i would/could be a bone marrow match for a family member ie father, brother, daughter etc?

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Dr. Sunil Bochare
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Pretty good.: Family members usually have a pretty good chance to be a good match. But with the availability of Bone marrow registry, its also easy to find a match out in the community. If someone needs a bone marrow transplant, the physician will look for the best match available in the family & the community. The final decision is based upon the patients medical condition, health status & donor availability.
Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 51 years experience
25 to 50 %chances: Usaually family member are the one whose blood test is done to match the compatibility between donor and recipient .

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