Bone Marrow

Bone Marrow

Bone Marrow is one of the essential parts of the body. It is an innermost layer which seems like a sponge and usually found in the large and long bones like humerus, femur and pelvis. In the bone marrow, hematopoietic stem cells are present that are essential for the growth of the immune system and also give rise to blood cells. This makes bone marrow essential for the treatments of various conditions like an organ, bone damage, and blood vessel. Bone marrow can also be gathered a donor.

How does Bone Marrow Donation work

If you are planning to donate your bone marrow, the first thing you need to know about is the biopsy procedure. This process includes a thin needle that goes into the ilium of the pelvis. The sample of it then spins in a centrifuge. In the test tube the layers separate into stem cells, plasma and growth factors start to form. The biopsy of bone marrow takes a few minutes during an outpatient visit. The donation of bone marrow can be autologous or a general donation. The bone marrow transplant restores the ability of the body to create blood cells, blood vessels, muscle and new bone.

Different Conditions helped by a Bone Marrow Transplant

Numerous acute and chronic conditions may benefit from treatment with transplanted bone marrow. Those with different types of anemia may be able to be treated with donated bone marrow, which incorporates individuals with sickle cell or aplastic iron deficiency. Furthermore, those with thalassemia or intrinsic neutropenia likewise may benefit from donated bone marrow. Any individual who needs radiation treatment or chemotherapy may receive relief from an autologous bone marrow treatment after their procedures. The bone marrow is gathered before the radiation or chemotherapy, and administered after the therapy has been completed. 

Different Benefits of Bone Marrow Therapy

There are numerous advantages to an autologous or bone marrow donation. For an autologous bone marrow treatment, there is virtually no risk of the body rejecting the treatment. Any individual who has a diminished immune system will benefit from the bone marrow’s capacity to make white blood cells, which fend off bacteria, infections, and parasites. Individuals experiencing low energy, poor oxygenation may benefit from the helpful impacts of the bone marrow’s capacity to deliver new red blood cells. 

 If you are interested in learning more about a bone marrow donation, please call our staff today to schedule a consultation appointment, Our medical provides will be happy to answer any questions you may have and evaluate if you are a candidate for this treatment. 


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