Bone marrow donation is so simple it’s crazy not to do it. There’s no need to read heart-breaking stories or be hyper-sensitive so as to decide to save a life at no cost and there’s very little you need to know in order to become a potential donor. Having the right information, though, is important!
For instance – did you know that bone marrow is not the same thing as spinal marrow?
Or that you can even donate bone marrow simply from your blood?
Or how many diseases can be cured with a bone marrow transplant?
If there were more bone marrow donors, more people on the waiting list would find a compatible donor. So, if everyone only knew how easy it is to save a life, fewer people would die while waiting for their “medicine-person”.
Here you will find all you need to know to make a free and informed choice. Your choice.
- 1. What is the bone marrow used for transplants?
- 2. What are bone marrow hematopoietic stem cells?
- 3. Why are bone marrow stem cells so important?
- 4. What is bone marrow hematopoietic stem cell transplant used for?
- 5. What does the transplant operation consist of (for the reciever)?
- 6. What happens to the donor who is found to be compatible with a patient awaiting transplant?
- 7. How many bone marrow transplants have been done up to now?
- 8. Who can become bone marrow donor?
- 9. How can a person become bone marrow donor?