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Bone marrow compatibility

Patient: To be a bone marrow donor do you first have to match the patients blood type?

 

 

Doctor: To be Bone Marrow donor, not only the Blood type is tested for compatibility. The most important factor is a protein cal led HLA.This protein is very specific and usually in the family of the patient requiring the transplant, only 30 % of the times a close match is found. Therefore finding a close match for donating bone marrow might be difficult even with close relatives. I hope I cleared your doubt.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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