What’s It Like: To donate bone marrow or blood stem cells

Why donate bone marrow or blood stem cells?You might choose to donate bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells because you know someone who needs either for a transplant. For example, some people donate because a doctor thinks that person could be a match for a family member.
When you sign up to donate bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells, you join a national registry of people who have agreed they’re willing to donate bone marrow. Whether you receive a call to donate depends on whether you’re ever a match for a person who needs your bone marrow.
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