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Help Nithya and doubt on bone marrow donation

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Nitha J, May 10, 2010.

  1. Nitha J

    Nitha J IL Hall of Fame

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    Mods: I didn't know where to post this. Please redirect to the right place.

    Nithya is a 28 year old happily married mother of a beautiful two year old daughter. Nithya, born and brought up in India, got married in 2006 old and is now was diagnosed with AML (a type of Blood Cancer) in January 2010. She is being treated with chemotherapy, but urgently needs a Bone Marrow transplant.

    You can read more here Help Nithya


    Can anyone tell what are the procedures of the bone marrow donation?
    -Nitha
     
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  2. Arunadhri

    Arunadhri Bronze IL'ite

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    The attending physician is probably the best one to discuss this face to face.

    In India it is considered best to get the bone marrow from a sibling. A three year old in a neighbouring apartment in our apartment block about ten years back had to have B M T. I offered to donate. Refused on two counts. I was over sixty and not a sibling.
    The unfortunate parents' marrow did not match. It was an only child without siblings. A sad case by every count.

    Bone Marrow Transplant is like an organ transplant. Similar type of tissue matching has to be done.

    This article gives general info:

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003009.htm

    You may like to see this video too:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImG8LpVEzbU

    This site has a whole range of videos on all aspects of B M T.

    I have lost a few of my friends to blood cancer. Harrowing.

    Arunadhri
     

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