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Doctor insights on: How Much Money Do You Get For Donating Bone Marrow

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How much money can you get by donating bone marrow?

How much money can you get by donating bone marrow?

None: There have been considerations for paying volunteer donors, but currently this is not the practice. ...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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Can I donate plasma for money. I also saw a site for donating bone marrow and was wondering if they also pay you like they do for plasma?

Can I donate plasma for money. I also saw a site for donating bone marrow and was wondering if they also pay you like they do for plasma?

Not recommended: Red Cross and many facilities in US will not accept products from pay-for-donate locations. This is due to the concern that a potential donor might not be totally honest in the history questions if seeking $$ and this could contaminate the blood supply. Volunteer donors have no motivation to not provide direct answers. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can become a bone marrow donor and earn some money?

Is there any way I can become a bone marrow donor and earn some money?

Maybe in California: Bone marrow donation is a voluntary act and it is illegal to pay a donor under the national organ transplant act. However, a recent ruling by an appeals court in california has ruled that people who donate bone marrow cells in a process of stem cell leukapheresis can be paid for doing so. This is still controversial and is not endorsed by the national marrow donor program. ...Read more

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I have hip implants and im going to a bone marrow drive today, can you still donate? I've heard they can get bone marrow elsewhere or is it totally gon

I have hip implants and im going to a bone marrow drive today, can you still donate? I've heard they can get bone marrow elsewhere or is it totally gon

Bone marrow: Is not harvested from the hip itself...it's taken from the Iliac Crest the PELVIC bone.
Hope this helps
It is very fine of you to participate in the drive
KUDOS!

Dr Z ...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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What is the likelihood for me to donate bone marrow?

Probably: Unless you are underage, have hiv, or myelodysplastic disorders you can likely donate marrow. ...Read more

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Is it ok to donate bone marrow if u have diabetes?

Is it ok to donate bone marrow if u have diabetes?

If...: Your well controlled, no undue risk to you;

but md of the receiving patient must decide if it is ok from their point-of-view. ...Read more

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How do I donate bone marrow to someone with bone marrow cancer? What happens?

See below: The chance of you matching a non-sibling individual in order to donate marrow is less than 1 in 1 million. You can register to be on the national marrow donor program. That way, if there is someone out there that needs a marrow donor, you can be found if you are a match. It's very honorable of you to do this.

http://www. Nmdp. Org/. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a caucasian person to donate bone marrow to an african american?

Is it possible for a caucasian person to donate bone marrow to an african american?

Yes: We are all the same on the inside. If the blood and phenotypes match up, then your particular ethnicity or other social factors do not matter. Visit: http://marrow. Org/home. Aspx for more information. ...Read more

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If we have only one child, who can donate bone marrow for a transplant? What do we do?

If we have only one child, who can donate bone marrow for a transplant? What do we do?

Many options....: If a child needs a bone marrow transplant and does not have a sibling, they can receive a transplant from an unrelated donor, umbilical cord blood from an unrelated donor, or sometimes even a parent (known as a haplotype transplant). Most transplants are performed using these sources. Is this a totally hypothetical question, or is there something more specific you are concerned about? ...Read more

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Can a child donate bone marrow to a parent? At what age would a child have enough to donate?

Can a child donate bone marrow to a parent? At what age would a child have enough to donate?

Not for the parents: A child is not a good donor for his/her parents. A child has half genetic pattern from his mother and another half from his father. So, a childl will not be a full match for the parents. It'd be better for the parents to get a donor either from their siblings or from unrelated donor or from cord blood donor. Pediatric donors are only utilized for autologous collection or donation to sibling. ...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 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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How old should you be to donate bone marrow?

Over 18 years: They prefer to take it from young adults up to the age of 45 years because the quality of stem cells is best in this age range. This can be extended up to 60 years among family members of the needy patient under special circumstances. ...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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Do I get compensation for donating bone marrow?

BMT: Unlikely but you should know that you are helping someone that really needs it. Often bone marrow transplant is their only chance of survival ...Read more

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Could you still donate bone marrow if you smoke?

Yes: You do not have to be a nonsmoker to be a bone marrow donor. I would recommend quitting for many other reasons, but certainly still consider donating bone marrow even if you are still smoking. ...Read more

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What causes you to have to be 18 to donate bone marrow?

See below: You have to be legal adult in order to give that up to someone else. ...Read more

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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 is your bone density affected if you have donated your bone marrow?

How is your bone density affected if you have donated your bone marrow?

No effect: Bone marrow donation requires only a small amount of the center of the bone so that there is no clinical effect on the density. ...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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When you donate bone marrow do the holes in your bones close up?

Bone marrow donation: We collect the immature young stem cells from the donor's peripheral blood circulation with a special machine that is able to separate different type of cells. We do not collect the stem cells by performing serial/multiple bone marrow aspirations. No bone marrow biopsy is needed to be done so no holes in the bone. Discuss further with your doctor, . ...Read more

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Why can't people with sjogren's donate organs, blood or bone marrow?

Why can't people with sjogren's donate organs, blood or bone marrow?

Autoimmune disease: Sjogren's is one of many autoimmune diseases. Organ donation would be very ill-advised since the likelihood that multiple organs are involved with autoimmune disorders is great. They also travel in clusters; for instance, where you have one autoimmune disorder, you are more likely to have another. While it's always awesome to want to donate organs and blood, donating disease is way less awesome :). ...Read more

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Can you tell me the risks for a person to donate 'bone marrow' to a patient?

PB vs BM: Most (but not all) stem cells for allogeneic stem cell transplants are donated from the peripheral blood. The risks of the "collection" are similar to any blood product donation. There may be risks of the drugs used before collection including potential chemotherapy or growth factor drugs. That is more detail than 400 characters allows. A bone marrow harvest requires multiple bone marrow biopsies. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to donate bone marrow, but do they drug test you for that?

Yes: Of course. Drug use is extremely unhealthy. Why pass that on to someone who has a lowered immune status? ...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