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Bone marrow donations take how many needle sticks in the hips?
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Bone marrow harvest
A standard bone marrow biopsy test involves 1 or 2 needle insertions into the iliac crest bone.
Depending on the size of the recipient and how many cells are needed it can be from approximately 20-50 needle insertions on each side for a bone marrow harvest/donation.

In brief: Bone marrow harvest
A standard bone marrow biopsy test involves 1 or 2 needle insertions into the iliac crest bone.
Depending on the size of the recipient and how many cells are needed it can be from approximately 20-50 needle insertions on each side for a bone marrow harvest/donation.
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