How to Donate Bone Marrow for Transplants
Donating bone marrow is a process that involves drawing blood stem cells directly out of the bone. Bone marrow itself is a system of cells that forms tissue used to create blood cells. Donating makes that tissue available for transplant, which can help...
There are several steps in the peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) or bone
marrow donation process. The steps are in place to ensure that the donor is the
Bone marrow donation is an important commitment to help save a life.
Understanding the process, recovery and side effects can help you decide if
donating is ...
This could be either ‘general anesthesia’ that puts the person to sleep, or ‘regional anesthesia’ that numbs a part of the body.
Needles are inserted into the waist bone
or breast bone
is withdrawn. Find out what happens to the collected marrow
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Need help deciding if donating bone marrow is right for you? Get answers to
frequently asked questions about bone marrow donation and the commitment ...
Becoming a member of the Be The Match Registry<sup>®</sup> is fast and easy. Learn more
about Be The Match<sup>®</sup>, marrow donation and other ways you can help.
About 30% of people who need a bone marrow transplant have a family member
who can donate. The remaining 70% do not have a matched donor in the ...
Questions about bone marrow donation and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC)
donation are answered on this page.
At that time, you will be told the type of donation being requested: either bone
marrow or cells collected from the blood, called peripheral blood stem cells ...