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Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
13 years in practice
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Can i donate bone marrow? How does one get tested to become a bone marrow donor?

Dr. Marinely Cruz-amy
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
13 years in practice
17K people helped
Can i donate bone marrow? How does one get tested to become a bone marrow donor?

BM: You can also enroll as a donor in bethematch.com ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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Can they pay you for bone marrow donation?

Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
529K people helped
Can they pay you for bone marrow donation?

Possible: It depend to receiver condition ,so it is possible if you ask. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
40 years in practice
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Could they pay you for bone marrow donation?

Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
40 years in practice
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Could they pay you for bone marrow donation?

No.: If you volunteer for the bone marrow registry you agree to donate for free. It is illegal to charge for transplanted organs or tissues, other than the costs involved in collecting the tissue. You can be paid by a company that wants marrow for a non-transplant reason like research or other commercial purpose. ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
Board Certified, Neurology
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How likely would I be matched to donate bone marrow?

Dr. Chirag Patel
Board Certified, Neurology
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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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
9M people helped
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Could you tell me what happens when you donate bone marrow?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
9M people helped
Could you tell me what happens when you donate bone marrow?

Nothing bad: There is no harm in donating a bone marrow. You can save someone's life yet you do not have any harm from the procedure, other than some inconvenience as it does take time to get it done. Go help save someone's life! ...Read more

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Dr. James Ball
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
14 years in practice
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How long does it take to donate bone marrow?

Dr. James Ball
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
14 years in practice
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Not long. : The process of becoming a donor is lengthy and very time consuming. However, actually giving stem cells (or bone marrow) takes usually several hours. Marrow is collected in the or and takes 2-3 hours. Stem cells can also be taken from an IV like giving blood. But this may takes several hours. Thanks for considering marrow donation. ...Read more

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Dr. Marianna Post
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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How often can I donate bone marrow?

Dr. Marianna Post
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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How often can I donate bone marrow?

No set time: Donating bone marrow is different from donating blood or plasma, it is a surgical procedure, and you need to be matched to the recipient. ...Read more

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Dr. Forrest Jones
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How often can I donate bone marrow?

Dr. Forrest Jones
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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3 months: Since bone marrow removed during donation is replenished by the body in 4-6 weeks, I would recommend 3 months as a reasonable interval, if you are in good health. Do discuss this with your physician and with your donor center, and thanks for considering bone marrow donation. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Board Certified, Hematology
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Is it illegal to donate bone marrow under 18?

Dr. Michael Dugan
Board Certified, Hematology
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No: This would be the norm in a child with a brother or sister match. To be a volunteer donor you do need to be 18 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
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How would i determine if i'm a match to donate bone marrow anonymously?

Dr. Wenjay Sung
Board Certified, Podiatry
9 years in practice
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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

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