Yes, but this is rare. If you are added as a donor to the bone marrow registry, you will have a 4%
Donors do not need to be a special diet. If they are donating stem cells from the blood stream, the donor will
Generally side effects from donation are mild. If you are asked to consider donation, you will meet with a medical team to
The cost is $80,000-$250,000 for the actual procedure. There are other hospital expenses incurred. Most people pay through insurance, Medicaid, and/or charity
There is a 90+% that the cells will engraft. From there, it is dependent on the indication of the transplant and how
If the cheek swab DNA matches the recipients DNA, they will proceed with further testing.
For the donor, it is a multi-step process: first you start off with a cheek swab and then you will be added
Once the BMT is given, the cells will begin to take residence in the bone marrow space with in hours. It will
Through the source of oxygen carrying red blood cells, blood clot forming cells, and the entire immune system.
Any adult between the ages of 18-60 that are in good health. They can not donate if they have a transmissible disease.