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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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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


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Can the donor of bone marrow be of the opposite gender to the patient requiring the transplant?

Can the donor of bone marrow be of the opposite gender to the patient requiring the transplant?

Yes: A bone marrow transplant match is based on blood type and a series of antigens called hla. These antigens are based on genetic similarities between the recipient and donor, not gender. ...Read more

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We have a patient suffering from secondary myelofibrosis requiring bone marrow transplant. Donor is refusing on accounts of side effects ?

What is the question: Can you rephrase your question? What kind of side effects that the donor is afraid of. Perhaps, better understanding and communication about the procedure, the possible aes to the donor and answering the question will help the donor understand the situation. However, if the donor does not want to help- then nobody can force the donor. Other option is to use mud (matched unrelated donor) or cord blood.. Meanwhile, jakafi (ruxolitinib) can be considered for symptoms relief. ...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 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?

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

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What are regulations that i need to adhere to before becoming a bone marrow donor?

What are regulations that i need to adhere to before becoming a bone marrow donor?

Check Internet: A good place to start is: http://marrow.Org/home.Aspx under "learn the facts" you can get more information on process, faqs, requirments, etc. ...Read more

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Can a person without a spleen be a bone marrow donor?

Can a person without a spleen be a bone marrow donor?

Yes: Short answer is yes. Just make sure to discuss thoroughly with your transplant physician. ...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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How old can you be to be a bone marrow donor?

How old can you be to be a bone marrow donor?

18-44 years of age: The upper llimit could some time get higher it depend on patient health. ...Read more

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Im really considering signing up to be a bone marrow donor but my question is what is the possible side effects of the procedure? short & long term.

Im really considering signing up to be a bone marrow donor but my question is what is the possible side effects of the procedure? short & long term.

Kudos to you!: Go to a web site Be the match.com Excellent site to learn about becoming a bone marrow donor and videos from patients and donors. Details on planning your donation and the side effects. Benefits far outweigh the side effects. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can become a bone marrow donor and earn some money?

Is there any way I can become a bone marrow donor and earn some money?

Maybe in California: Bone marrow donation is a voluntary act and it is illegal to pay a donor under the national organ transplant act. However, a recent ruling by an appeals court in california has ruled that people who donate bone marrow cells in a process of stem cell leukapheresis can be paid for doing so. This is still controversial and is not endorsed by the national marrow donor program. ...Read more

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I am curious if chosen to be a bone marrow donor, can I have the procedure done at my local hospital?

Requires dialogue wi: This requires coordination between the doctor who is treating the recepient. Bone marrow donation can involve one of two procedures, either blood stem cell donation which can be done at a blood bank or a bone marrow aspiration under anesthesia which has to be done by a doctor in the or.. It is best to speak with the folks who are asking for your help in donating your stem cells. ...Read more

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I am seriously considering to become a bone-marrow donor. What do I need to quality?

Bone marrow donor: Being a bone marrow or stem cell volunteer donor is easy to do. You will not qualify if you have exposure to certain blood-borne illnesses such certain types of viral hepatitis or hiv. Go to this site and it will walk you through the steps to be put on the registry: http://marrow.Org/join/join_the_registry.Aspx. ...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