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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?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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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.

In brief: 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.
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