A 43-year-old member asked:
Bone marrow donations take how many needle sticks in the hips?
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Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Bone marrow harvest: A standard bone marrow biopsy test involves 1 or 2 needle insertions into the iliac crest bone.
Depending on the size of the recipient and how many cells are needed it can be from approximately 20-50 needle insertions on each side for a bone marrow harvest/donation.
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