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Doctor insights on: Can A Person Without A Spleen Be A Bone Marrow Donor

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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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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?

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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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

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