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anyone been or no anyone whos been a donor, specifically a bone marrow doner? drop me a message if you have, cheers
just wanted a real persons info on the op, recovery times, ongoin issues etc as theres a lot of conflictiong info on the tinterweb, if you could that would be great.My dads friend was a bone marrow donor to his son (I think it was Dad and son?). What do you need to know Tatts? My old man is a Doctor, I can get info from him if you like. C
i already donate blood and some off my time as it is, was just intrested to see whats involved with the marrow. had a case at work where marrow could of possibly helped and made me think:frown:Not bone marrow but stem cells, my wife was the receiver from her sister 5 years now, could have gone the bone marrow route but stem cells were the better option.
If it's being a doner for family it's a no brainer but just to be on the regester to donate, not too sure I'de be up for that after looking into it a few years ago, I decided to be a blood doner insted
Just spoke to my old man and he said that the procedure itself is very straight forward, they take a small amount of marrow from the crest shaped part of your hip through a large diameter needle (he did tell me the correct name but can't remember the exact name). It is either taken from you under local or general anesthetic. The procedure is more uncomfortable than painful as a fair bit of pressure has to be put on the needle to get through the outer surface into the marrow itself. The area around where the sample has been taken can feel bruised for a week or so after but this is very normal.i already donate blood and some off my time as it is, was just intrested to see whats involved with the marrow. had a case at work where marrow could of possibly helped and made me think:frown:
My old man did suggest that a general anesthetic would be his choice if he had to do it, and that the procedure can be more or less painful depending on the surgeons capability and the individual donating.bone marrow doner = ver very painfull exertion
I think if I had the chance to save a complete strangers life the pain would be a small price to pay. Imagine if the boot was on the other foot and a stranger decided he didn't want to save you.My mate had leaukemia when he was younger and said bone marrow transplantation was the most painful experience of his life by a significant factor. I wouldnt even think about it unless it was a very close family member tbh.
Sorry to hear mate :frown:I was going to give it to my sis, sadly i never got the chance :frown: