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    The Anthony Nolan Trust - Saliva Pack - Register as a bone marrow doner

    A poster just put in deals about how you can now register as a bone marrow doner. I think it was taken down instantly. Anyways, for his sake, here's the link :-

    anthonynolan.org.uk/

    Just click the register and donating tab. Hope the original poster doesnt mind me putting this up for them here.

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    i dont mind at all thank you the girl is just 23 shes lovely and if just a few ppl take the swab then it could maybe just maybe save her life.

    thanks

    Alternatively (if you give blood) tell them before your next donation and they will take an extra sample to put you on the bone donor register. There are some odd age limits though......I think you have to register before the age of 50 but they can still take a donation up to 65?
    nhsbt.nhs.uk/bon…ow/

    am registered-its eally easy-they did a weekend where i lived and loads of people signed up - good on you for raising the awareness !

    This is a great cause, please sign up if you can.

    if you can help how do they take your bone marrow????

    is it like how they take your blood???

    im intersted in helping i know my OH isnt allowed as he takes loads of meds

    i donate blood regularly, but my bone marrow is mine :lol: how do they even get at it :?

    micoo;7541107

    i donate blood regularly, but my bone marrow is mine :lol: how do they … i donate blood regularly, but my bone marrow is mine :lol: how do they even get at it :?



    this is what i want to know dont wanna register then find out i need a OP, im terrified of hospitals always think im gnna die, last 3 OPs ive had i was in tears as i was soooo scared and pooping yself bigtime

    ilovepink;7541076

    if you can help how do they take your bone marrow????is it like how they … if you can help how do they take your bone marrow????is it like how they take your blood???


    There is more info on the bone marrow site above

    What happens next?

    Patients and potential donors are matched by comparing the white cells in the blood to reveal tissue types. If you are identified as a potential donor for a patient, we will contact you to talk you through the next steps, and ask you for a further blood sample for more extensive tissue typing. If you have any questions about this you can ask a member of registry staff. This is a serious commitment and you should consider the full implications for both you and the patient when you first complete the consent form and provide a blood sample for testing. If, however, you do not wish to proceed, you may withdraw at any stage.

    What happens if I am a match for a patient?

    If you are identified as the best possible match with a patient, you will be invited to come into one of our Blood Donor Centres for an explanation of the procedures from one of our clinical staff. You will also have a thorough medical examination by a doctor and you will be asked to give your consent for a number of blood tests, to ensure there is no medical reason why you shouldn't donate.

    How do I donate?

    There are two possible ways of donating stem cells that you may be asked to consider.

    The first, and most frequently used, is to donate stem cells from circulating blood. For the four days preceding the donation a nurse will inject you with a drug, either at home, at your local Blood Donor Centre or at a local hospital. This drug vastly increases the number of stem cells in your circulating blood. On the fifth day you will have a blood test to check that you have enough circulating stem cells. You will then be connected to a cell-separator machine, without the need for a general anaesthetic. The machine collects the stem cells from your blood via a vein in one arm, returning the blood to your body through a vein in your other arm. If you are already a platelet donor you will be familiar with this type of machine. Occasionally you may be asked back on the sixth day for a further donation, if the dose of cells obtained is not sufficient.

    The second method is donation of bone marrow itself, which involves the removal of stem cells from your hip bones. This is done using a needle and syringe under a general anaesthetic in a hospital. Although this is not a surgical operation, there will be marks on the skin made by the needle. As there may be some discomfort where the needle has been inserted, you will need to stay in hospital for up to 48 hours and have a period of recovery at home of up to five days.

    Where will I make the donation?

    Stem cell donations are given in hospitals or at one of our Blood Donor Centres and you can bring someone with you for support.

    gari189;7541169

    There is more info on the bone marrow site above What happens … There is more info on the bone marrow site above What happens next?Patients and potential donors are matched by comparing the white cells in the blood to reveal tissue types. If you are identified as a potential donor for a patient, we will contact you to talk you through the next steps, and ask you for a further blood sample for more extensive tissue typing. If you have any questions about this you can ask a member of registry staff. This is a serious commitment and you should consider the full implications for both you and the patient when you first complete the consent form and provide a blood sample for testing. If, however, you do not wish to proceed, you may withdraw at any stage.What happens if I am a match for a patient?If you are identified as the best possible match with a patient, you will be invited to come into one of our Blood Donor Centres for an explanation of the procedures from one of our clinical staff. You will also have a thorough medical examination by a doctor and you will be asked to give your consent for a number of blood tests, to ensure there is no medical reason why you shouldn't donate.How do I donate?There are two possible ways of donating stem cells that you may be asked to consider.The first, and most frequently used, is to donate stem cells from circulating blood. For the four days preceding the donation a nurse will inject you with a drug, either at home, at your local Blood Donor Centre or at a local hospital. This drug vastly increases the number of stem cells in your circulating blood. On the fifth day you will have a blood test to check that you have enough circulating stem cells. You will then be connected to a cell-separator machine, without the need for a general anaesthetic. The machine collects the stem cells from your blood via a vein in one arm, returning the blood to your body through a vein in your other arm. If you are already a platelet donor you will be familiar with this type of machine. Occasionally you may be asked back on the sixth day for a further donation, if the dose of cells obtained is not sufficient.The second method is donation of bone marrow itself, which involves the removal of stem cells from your hip bones. This is done using a needle and syringe under a general anaesthetic in a hospital. Although this is not a surgical operation, there will be marks on the skin made by the needle. As there may be some discomfort where the needle has been inserted, you will need to stay in hospital for up to 48 hours and have a period of recovery at home of up to five days.Where will I make the donation?Stem cell donations are given in hospitals or at one of our Blood Donor Centres and you can bring someone with you for support.




    :shock::shock:

    ilovepink;7541198

    :shock::shock:



    lol, the stem cells thing i could do, but massive needle in my hip? non merci

    Banned

    im taking it you cannot donate if you cant donate blood

    sassie;7541215

    im taking it you cannot donate if you cant donate blood



    yes, i would assume so :thumbsup:

    thanks for the talking that is happening on this page i know that it seems a bit uncomfortable and scary and it is not for everyone but if a few people do it then i feel like iv helped a bit. the injection from the hip wud be last resort because they can do it the stem way these days thanks

    To be a possible match would be pretty rare and to still be a suitable match after further screening even rarer. If it got to the stage where they were that desperate for my bone marrow, I'd be willing to have a little bit of discomfort....
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