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How is a bone marrow match determined?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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How is a bone marrow match determined?

HLA type: Every cell in your body has human leukocyte antigens (hlas) on the surface that act like a cell i.D. These allow your immune cells to recognize your cells as part of you and not foreign cells that need to be attacked. The bone marrow donor's hlas should match the patient's hlas as closely as possible so the donor's immune system doesn't attack the patient! hla is determined by a blood test. ...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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How could a bone marrow match be determined and what is the procedure?

How could a bone marrow match be determined and what is the procedure?

It requires Tissue t: It requires fairly sophisticated lab tests to do the tissue typing and matching between the donor cells and the recipient. It is called hla(human leukocyte antigen) typing which is done from body cells(usually taken from a cheek swab) of the donor. Blood cells(white cells) are a common cell type used as the tissue antigens/proteins are commonly expressed on the white cells. ...Read more

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There's a friend baby that needs a bone marrow match he has cancer? What is a bone marrow and can one person life without it I would like to donate

There's a friend baby that needs a bone marrow match he has cancer? What is a bone marrow and can one person life without it  I would like to donate

Bone marrow transpla: You need to read up about Bone marrow transplants and about Blood stem cells. There is ample information on the Google. Also read up about " Be the Match" and check on national marrow Donor Program(NMDP). This will answer all your questions about being a Donor for Bone marrow transplantation in the child in question. Let us know after you have done some reading and learn the details. ...Read more

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What are the chances I would/could be a bone marrow match for a family member ie father, brother, daughter etc?

What are the chances I would/could be a bone marrow match for a family member ie father, brother, daughter etc?

Pretty good.: Family members usually have a pretty good to be a good match. But with the availability of Bone marrow registry, its also easy to find a find out in the community. If someone needs a bone marrow transplant, the physician will look for the best match available in the family & the community. The final decision is based upon the patients medical condition, health status & donor availability. ...Read more

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How to find out if your a bone marrow match to.Someone. How do they do the bone marraow transplant for donor and one who.Needs it?

How to find out if your a bone marrow match to.Someone. How do they do the bone marraow transplant for donor and one who.Needs it?

It is simple process: You can get this information on the internet by looking up: 'be the match'. Your local blood bank can also give you literature in case you do not have access to the internet. You can be a donor by volunteering, giving a sample of your inner cheek cells(they take a swab) and enter your data in the marrow bank, then call you when your cells match with a needy person. ...Read more

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What's the probability of me being a match for donating bone marrow?

It depends: Chances of you being a match are low but real. So be prepared to keep your commitment in case you receive a call to be the real donor because they have someone whose hla typing matches yours...The chances are less than one in a thousand unless you are blood related with the donor. ...Read more

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How likely would I be matched to donate bone marrow?

How likely would I be matched to donate bone marrow?

Depends: On average, about 1 in 500 registry member will go on to donate bone marrow to a patient. Because of the variety in tissue types, it's difficult to predict an individual's chance of being able to donate. http://bethematch.org/ ...Read more

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How would i determine if i'm a match to donate bone marrow anonymously?

Awesome gesture!: That's a great and noble gesture! go to your local hospital and ask to join up to the national bone marrow database. It should be a quick exam and test to collect data on you, you have the option of remaining anonymous. This is great and i hope more people follow your lead! if this helped, please vote or follow me, thanks and best of luck! ...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