A 40-year-old male asked:
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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
15 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Krishna Anand
49 years experience Pediatrics
25 to 50 %chances: Usaually family member are the one whose blood test is done to match the compatibility between donor and recipient .
Answered on Apr 22, 2016
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