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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

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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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?

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?

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 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 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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I'm 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.

I'm 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

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What do you advise if I'm seriously considering to become a bone-marrow donor. What "factors" need to match?

What do you advise if I'm seriously considering to become a bone-marrow donor. What "factors" need to match?

HLA-matching: Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) is a kind of tissue typing (tested from the blood white cells or buccal swab cells) that is used in matching patient and donor for bone marrow transplantation. Identical twins have essentially the same HLA type. Siblings from the same set of parents have a better chance of matching than other relatives. Unrelated donors can be found for a majority of Caucasians. ...Read more

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How to become a bone marrow donor? I'm interested in becoming a bone marrow donor, but I don't know anything about what that procedure involves.

How to become a bone marrow donor? I'm interested in becoming a bone marrow donor, but I don't know anything about what that procedure involves.

Red Cross: Speak to your local red cross representative. They may be able to do testing, or refer to you a hospital where you can be tested.

The procedure for harvesting a bone marrow sample is often painful, as you have to pierce the iliac crest in your hip to get to it. This will be anesthetized, but it can still often be painful. ...Read more

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Can a teen child be a bone marrow donor to his mother or father?

Can a teen child be a bone marrow donor to his mother or father?

Not a good one: Technically yes. However- it will not be a good donor for his parents. He has half genetic pattern from his mother and another half from his father. So, he will not be a full match for either his mother nor his father. It would be better for the mother or the father to get a donor either from their siblings or from unrelated donor or from cord blood donor. ...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?

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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I applied to be a bone marrow donor and was denied because I wrote that I had HGH treatments as a child. Why is that? How does HGH effect the bone marrow/stem cells? Does it damage it in some way?

I applied to be a bone marrow donor and was denied because I wrote that I had HGH treatments as a child. Why is that? How does HGH effect the bone marrow/stem cells? Does it damage it in some way?

Synthetic HGH is OK: This rule truly should only apply to people who got human cadaveric GH as there have been cases of slow virus infection. For the last 2-3 decades GH has been produced from recombinant DNA in a lab. Unfortunately the rules have excluded you, but determining case by case safety would be difficult for the donation team. ...Read more

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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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Tried 2 register as bone marrow donor online but it said I cant cuz of chronic pain. I have well-controlled fibromyalgia&my dr said I can prob do it.??

Tried 2 register as bone marrow donor online but it said I cant cuz of chronic pain. I have well-controlled fibromyalgia&my dr said I can prob do it.??

Thank you: Fibromyalgia does not exclude you from being a donor. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to help others. If that is your only health problem answer no to the chronic pain question or talk with one of the hospital nurses who deal with trandant and bone marrow donations. ...Read more

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My father died about 5 years ago from multiple myeloma. I was the bone marrow donor for his transplant. I am an only child and am wondering about my risk factor for myeloma, especially since my marrow was considered a good match.

NCI Study...: An nci study is looking at characterizing families that may be at higher risk to identify causes:

screening individuals and families at high risk for hematologic cancers

nct00052234

http://clinicaltrials. Gov/ct2/show/nct00052234? Term=nct00052234&rank=1. ...Read more

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What happens when donating bone marrow and how do I register to be a donor?

It is a great idea: There is need for bone marrow (stem cell) donors for the benefit of those who have blood cancers for which bone marrow transpalnt/stem cell transplant is life saving.
You can contact your local blood bank to guide you or look up national marrow donor program (nmdp), also called: be the match program. They will guide you how to become a donor which is a very simple procedure. ...Read more

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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

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more