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Old 06-03-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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Bone marrow donation

I signed up back in '92. Got a call today that there might be a match.

I've been to the web page but if possible would like more info.

Anyone ever been involved in such?
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:03 PM   #2
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I remember reading your thread on this last year
Be a bone marrow donor

I don't have any knowledge or know anyone who has done this but I think you are wonderful to be considering it.
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I remember reading your thread on this last year
Be a bone marrow donor

I don't have any knowledge or know anyone who has done this but I think you are wonderful to be considering it.
I didn't recall this; crap I'm old.
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I didn't recall this; crap I'm old.
Fortunately I don't think there is any link between bad memory and good bone marrow
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Fortunately I don't think there is any link between bad memory and good bone marrow
I hope not.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:27 PM   #6
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Here is a link about bone marrow transplant for the recipient, with a few words for potential donors. Here is one from Mayo that has more for donors.

It's a selfless and generous gift, not a big deal medically in most cases, and I would love to hear your experience if you decide to proceed.

I saw these in great numbers including a lot of success.
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Here is a link about bone marrow transplant for the recipient, with a few words for potential donors. Here is one from Mayo that has more for donors.

It's a selfless and generous gift, not a big deal medically in most cases, and I would love to hear your experience if you decide to proceed.

I saw these in great numbers including a lot of success.
How long do I have to leave the cat alone and when can I resume giving blood?
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How long do I have to leave the cat alone and when can I resume giving blood?
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If they don't want my blood, do they want anything else?
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She called back. Next step is an on line health questionnaire and then another blood sample.
I'm leaning towards the marrow extraction rather than the apheresis. It is done under general anesthetic. I've never been under general. It's an outpatient procedure less than 20 miles away. The cat will be all right by himself for a day or so.
Assuming I am finally accepted, I'll have to find someone to give me a ride back.
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Assuming I am finally accepted, I'll have to find someone to give me a ride back.
Yeah. I suspect that, like most medical facilities, they won't let you hire (or use) a commercial ride after anesthetic -- like a taxi, for instance. It will have to be someone willing to be personably responsible for your health and well-being.
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Yeah. I suspect that, like most medical facilities, they won't let you hire (or use) a commercial ride after anesthetic -- like a taxi, for instance. It will have to be someone willing to be personably responsible for your health and well-being.
She said no cab.
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I was put into the bone marrow donation pool about 15-17 years ago and a few years after that I got a call that I might be a match. At that point I had to go in and give another blood sample and I never heard back after that. I'm guessing that although I was an initial match, the more detailed testing and analysis ruled my match out. Any doctors out there that understand this type of screening? I would have been honored to donate my blood marrow to help someone in need.
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She said no cab.
I bet the national bone marrow registry people would help you find a ride.
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I bet the national bone marrow registry people would help you find a ride.
They don't seem helpful to nearby folks.

Anyone near Dayton Ohio want to possibly help in the somewhat near future?
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I was put into the bone marrow donation pool about 15-17 years ago and a few years after that I got a call that I might be a match. At that point I had to go in and give another blood sample and I never heard back after that. I'm guessing that although I was an initial match, the more detailed testing and analysis ruled my match out. Any doctors out there that understand this type of screening? I would have been honored to donate my blood marrow to help someone in need.
Inexcusable that they just left you hanging like that.

There are a lot of cross-matching tests done besides the usual hepatitis/AIDS/blood type screening and these include a number of antigens all of which relate to risk of rejection of the donor marrow. Of course if it was something that might impact your health (such as the examples above) they would presumably have contacted you, so it was likely some technical compatibility mismatch.
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I wish I could pick you up Khan.

The city I live in (about 85,000) has a concierge type service; one of which is to take people to the hospital/doc for medical treatments and bring them home. Perhaps your city has one.
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I wish I could pick you up Khan.

The city I live in (about 85,000) has a concierge type service; one of which is to take people to the hospital/doc for medical treatments and bring them home. Perhaps your city has one.
Ironically I am too close to be accommodated.
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When I had surgery last year, the hospital gave me the same story about having someone pick me up. I told them I didn't need to be picked up and was quite capable of walking 4 blocks to my home and that I was leaving whether they liked it or not. They ended up calling me a cab (which I still didn't want to use, but agreed to just to placate them).
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