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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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Could they pay you for bone marrow donation?

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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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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Could you tell me what happens when you donate bone marrow?

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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How often can I donate bone marrow?

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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How long does it take to donate bone marrow?

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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How often can I donate bone marrow?

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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Is it illegal to donate bone marrow under 18?

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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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

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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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