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Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Good question: Great question. Difficult to describe in 400 characters. Here is a great explanation: http://goo.Gl/rpdpp. ...Read more

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Organ Donation (Definition)

Organ donation requires surgical techniques that preserve the blood vessels and vital structures (e.g., ureter-kidney, bile duct - liver) and keeps the cells of the organ happy enough to function after blood flow is stopped and the transplant conducted. A living person may choose to gift an organ (or piece of an organ) through such an operation. A deceased person may gift multiple ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of bone marrow diseases?

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What are the symptoms of bone marrow diseases?

Bone marrow disease: The symptoms are related to the abnormality of the bone marrow function -i.e. Decrease production of the blood cell counts-or increase level of blood cells counts if something supresses bone marrow function-anemia, decrease WBC and platelet can happen. -symptoms will include fatigue, infection, fever, bleeding. If the cell count is too much-clots, fatigue, feeling sluggish can happen. ...Read more

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Possible bone marrow disease if they can't find a cause for your anemia?

Possible bone marrow disease if they can't find a cause for your anemia?

Yes: Hello dpatrick8. I am not quite sure what you are asking, but if the cause of anemia is not obvious after a detailed history, physical examination, and blood testing, a bone marrow biopsy is frequently performed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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After a patient has had bone marrow disease, how can isolating them help to prevent rejection?

After a patient has had bone marrow disease, how can isolating them help to prevent rejection?

Confusing: Can you restate your quetion? Are you talking about a bone marrow transplant? Isolation is required to prevent infections in people after bone marrow transplants, as the immune system is profoundly suppressed for a number of weeks and beyond. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss bone marrow disease?

Unclear: The bone marrow is where the blood cells are produced. It can be affected by many conditions, malignant or not. "bone marrow disease" is to vague a term to make much of it. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bone marrow disease.?

Describe the features of bone marrow disease.?

More detail needed: Bone marrow diseases are many and diverse. Can you be more specific in your question? ...Read more

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Can bone marrow disease produce only minimal effects on the body?

It varies greatly: Bone marrow has lots of reserve, so it can be partly diseased, yet the body has no effect. But once the bone marrow is completely diseased or damaged, then the body will have all kinds of effects in the form of anemia(low hemoglobin), low WBC and low platelet counts and the complications of infections and bleeding as a result of low blood counts. ...Read more

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Is it possible for bone marrow disease to gace no effect on your body?

Is it possible for bone marrow disease to gace no effect on your body?

No.: The very definition of a disease is that it is a condition which adversely affects health. So if you really have a disease in the marrow it's likely to make you feel sick sooner or later. ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for the bone marrow donation procedure?

Get familiar: You can gather all the information and get educated. Internet has plenty of information or you can go to any blood bank in a hospital and obtain literature about the procedure. There is a national marrow donor program(nmdp) which provides all the info you may need. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about bone marrow donation; are there short/long term side effects?

Can you tell me more about bone marrow donation; are there short/long term side effects?

Like giving blood: BM donors are given a drug to make bone marrow stem cells move into the bloodstream. That can cause bone aches for a few days. The cells are collected through a needle inserted into a vein. That site can be sore and you might be a little tired after donating. There are no long term side effects. ...Read more

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What are risks of bone marrow donation?

Stem cell collection: Some times stem cells for transplant can be collected from an IV in your arm. This process involves a medication, g-csf, which increases the stem cells. This medication can cause flu-like symptoms and bone pain. Then the cells are taken, similar to giving blood or platelets. ...Read more

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Can they pay you for bone marrow donation?

Possible: It depend to receiver condition ,so it is possible if you ask. ...Read more

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How much does a bone marrow donation hurt?

A little.: The actually collection of blood stem cells uses a machine connected to the donor through a needle in a vein, and is much like donated blood and not painful. To get the stem cells into the blood stream, donors are given neupogen, a drug to force stem cells into the blood. That drug can cause bone aching for a few days.It feels much like body aching when you have the flu, if it occurs. ...Read more

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Could they pay you for bone marrow donation?

Could they pay you for bone marrow donation?

No.: If you volunteer for the bone marrow registry you agree to donate for free. It is illegal to charge for transplanted organs or tissues, other than the costs involved in collecting the tissue. You can be paid by a company that wants marrow for a non-transplant reason like research or other commercial purpose. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of bone marrow donation?

Saves lives: Pros far outweigh the cons. You can save lives and provide an amazing gift to a very sick person by this selfless act of kindness. Minor chance of infection, and can be a little painful. ...Read more

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I'm waiting to be a bone marrow donor, but have enlarged lymph nodes, will this hinder my ,donation?

Evaluation: You should be evaluated for cause of large lymph nodes and if is benign you are ok for donation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for transplant organ rejection to be treated with bone marrow or stem cells from the donor?

Is it possible for transplant organ rejection to be treated with bone marrow or stem cells from the donor?

A research question: No one knows! Theoretically if one can isolate particular immune cells from the donor that can help make the recipient tolerant to the donor's tissues, this kind of transplant may help. However, the vast majority of solid organ transplants have cadavers as donors and thus, it may be difficult to obtain stem cells from the original donor! ...Read more

Bone Marrow (Definition)

Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more