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Can a teen child be a bone marrow donor to his mother or father?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Not a good one

Technically yes.
However- it will not be a good donor for his parents. He has half genetic pattern from his mother and another half from his father. So, he will not be a full match for either his mother nor his father.It would be better for the mother or the father to get a donor either from their siblings or from unrelated donor or from cord blood donor.

In brief: Not a good one

Technically yes.
However- it will not be a good donor for his parents. He has half genetic pattern from his mother and another half from his father. So, he will not be a full match for either his mother nor his father.It would be better for the mother or the father to get a donor either from their siblings or from unrelated donor or from cord blood donor.
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