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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

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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Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Sometimes: Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) can be a symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia or myelodysplasia. There are many other less serious reasons to have low white blood cells too. ...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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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

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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

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


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Leukopenia (Definition)

This term is generic for any low total ...Read more