How would I determine if my family members are a match for bone marrow transplant?

HLA testing. Blood is drawn for sophisticated testing called hla testing. It takes about 3 weeks to get test results and compare with the recipient's hla testing.
Blood test. Matching involves typing human leukocyte antigen (hla) tissue. The antigens on the surface of these special white blood cells determine the genetic make-up of a person's immune system. There are at least 100 hla antigens; however, it is believed that there are a few major antigens that determine whether a donor and recipient match. The others are considered "minor" and their effect on a successful.

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A match for bone marrow transplant? A distant relative needs a bone marrow transplant. How can I find out if i'd be a match?

Short answer. Hla. Human leukocyte antigens (hla) are proteins — or markers — found on most cells in your body. Your immune system uses these markers to recognize which cells belong in your body and which do not. A close hla match between patient and donor is the most important factor in selecting the best bone marrow donor for a patient.

What has to match between a donor and recipient for a bone marrow transplant to be successful?

(HLA) An essential component of allogeneic transplantation is to identify a human leukocyte antigens (hla)-matched bone marrow donor. Ideally, a brother, sister or possibly another family member can serve as the bone marrow donor. However, many patients do not have a suitable family member to serve as a donor.
Tissue type. The tissue type of the recipient and donor must match. This is a measurement of the hla type which looks at proteins on the surface of our cells that help the immune system recognize 'self' verus 'non-self.'.

What exactly does it mean to have a match between a donor and receipitant for a bone marrow transplant to be sucessful?

The Tissue types. There is a tissue match called hla matching which is done to check and match your tissue types with the receving person's tissue type.

My daughter has sickle cell anemia we tested for bone marrow transplant no matches is there anything else that might cure my daughter?

Bone Marrow transpl. Ask your church community to host a blood drive and encourage people to be swabbed for the bone marrow transplant data base. Cure of ss is only by marrow transplant. If more people are in the registry, you may find a match.
I agree. I agree with Dr. Keimowitz's response. In order to expand the Bone Marrow Donor pool for you, you need to host a donor drive which you can do in your community.