Should I be nervous about donating bone marrow? I want to donate my bone marrow, but I'm nervous about the procedure. Will it be painful?
Somewhat. The idea is much worse than the event--but yes, it is somewhat painful. One of my most powerful recollections from medical training was the pediatric unit at md anderson center. Many of the kids there had to undergo repeated bone marrow tests--with great courage. So know that if you decide to go ahead, you will do something wonderful. If you just can't I am sure you will find other ways to help!