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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more


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How painful is it for a bone-marrow donor?

How painful is it for a bone-marrow donor?

Side effects: The donor for a transplant typically gives peripheral blood stem cells rather than bone marrow. This involves getting some shots under the skin for a few days and then cells are collected from the blood. There usually is not much discomfort. Bone marrow harvests require anesthesia so the donor does not feel discomfort during the collections but may have mild-moderate sitffness or soreness. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic patient be a bone marrow donor?

Can a diabetic patient be a bone marrow donor?

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. ...Read more

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How can you become a bone marrow donor?

How can you become a bone marrow donor?

It is simple: You can register in the national marrow donor program(called nmdp or be the match). Look it up in the internet or you can go to your local hospital blood bank and ask them to register you as a volunteer/potential donor. ...Read more

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How can you register to be a bone marrow donor?

Call your local bloo: Your local blood bank can guide you. You can also check with the national marrow donor program(nmdp) also called: "be the match)". They will ask you to fill up a form about your personal contact information and take your cheek cells for hla typing and keep your information in the nmdp for future patients who might match with your hla type. ...Read more

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What makes me a good bone marrow donor candidate?

What makes me a good bone marrow donor candidate?

Having some: If you are in good health, do not have any cancers / immune disorders or other significant medical conditions, then you should be screened for eligibility / compatibility as a donor. The american red cross has some information on this, or can visit: http://marrow.Org/home.Aspx for more information. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the qualifications needed to be a bone marrow donor?

Be healthy.: A potential donor ideally will be between the ages of 18 and 44, although you can register for donation up to the age of 60, and family members over 60 may be used if necessary. You must be healthy, with no serious illnesses, severe allergies, history of cancer or any blood problem that could be passed on by donation. ...Read more

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Could someone with leukopenia be a bone marrow donor?

Possibly: Leukopenia needs to be worked up in any potential donor and some patients can have leukopenia from birth especially in african-americans. ...Read more

Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...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