Raghuvaran Chakkaravarthy
Environmental, Health And Safety
Learning & Teaching Fellow (retired)
Retired From Air India
+2 Others


I have read this Article in Hindu news paper and have find it useful...... So i just thought of sharing it with you...........

1) The donor express commitment to donate bone marrow whenever and where ever the call comes from.

2)Blood is tested for HIV/ Hepatitis/ syphilis/ Malaria

3) If clear then the blood or buccal swat(from the inside of your cheek) is sent for HLA(Human Leucocyte Antigens) typing.

4)Search request for the bone marrow donor comes from transplant physician.

5)A search is initiated for HLA match in the registries.

6)Five days before the donation the donor is required to take an injection which will mobilise the bone marrow from the stem cells to the blood.

7)Tests are done periodically to see if the necessary stem cells are present in the blood.

8)Once the donor is ready,he donates the blood which is sent through an apheresis machine which seperates the stem cells and sends the blood back to the donor through the other hand.

Bone marrow transplants sometimes are the only life saving interventions for people with certain conditions like blood cancer,blood disorders and some genetic diseases.........
19th November 2012 From India, Coimbatore
Dear Dharani, Thanks for the informative info. When you asked about the above mentioned topic after that i just slept on my keyboard sorry!! However you uploaded on right place. keep on moving.
19th November 2012 From United States, Fpo
Hi there,
Thanks for your info. but now a days stem cell banking is getting very popular in India.
Why is Cord Blood so Valuable?
Cord blood is the blood left over in the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a baby. This blood has been found to be an extremely rich source of stem cells. These stem cells can now be used as an alternative to embryonic, bone marrow and other stem cell types. There are no ethical controversies surrounding stem cells derived from the umbilical cord as the umbilical cord and placenta are usually discarded after birth.
Your baby\'s cord blood is a valuable source of stem cells that could be used to treat many life-threatening diseases and medical conditions. The value and benefits of umbilical cord blood stem cells are great as stem cells have saved many lives so far, and medical researchers are exploring new uses for umbilical cord blood stem cells in treating diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Banking your baby\'s cord blood means th
20th November 2012 From India, Thiruvananthapuram
Thank you very much for sharing. I would really recommend members to enrol as they would be helping others whose only way out of the illness is bone marrow (BM) transplant.
I know a few cases: one myelofibrosis sufferer had his enlarged spleen removed, and is recovering after the BM transplant 6 months ago; another one has not found a suitable donor and is living with the disease with God's mercy.
20th November 2012 From United Kingdom
I really did not know about it and that how useful it is.People should be educated through campaigns just as we do about blood donation.
20th November 2012 From India, New Delhi
People can read more about Bone Marrow Donation at NHSBT - British Bone Marrow Registry
20th November 2012 From United Kingdom
bone marrow transplantation is very important method to cure certain blood related disease
mp shah cancer ahmedabad did 27 bmt this year
only one died=who was 60 year old with pneumonia
so we have excellent development
uk performed 4000 bmt while gujarat only 27
same population
we need to be aware about this
and we are now as efficient as uk in certain technology
then why we lag behind
only lack of awareness and some connstrain
so have proper awareness
12th January 2013 From India, Rajkot
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