Bone marrow is a thick, blood-like tissue found inside the cavities of the body's hollow bone. It consists of haematopoietic stem cells (HSC) which have an important and property of self regeneration. They can produce red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in the blood circulation. They continuously divide and differentiate into these blood cells to replenish day to day loss. The bone marrow is a tissue completely different from spinal fluid, spinal cord, or nervous system.
Risk is minimal but can happen.
Anaesthesia can have very small risk e.g. anaphylaxis
Only 3% of HSC donated
HSC has self renewal and regenerated capacity
One HSC cell survives since its presence in utero to the time when individual is dead
According to the international practice, the identities of the donor and patient will not be disclosed to each other. HKBMDR will provide the following basic information about the donor and patients i.e. sex, age group and category of disease.
Donors are not required to pay for any fee in relation to the blood tests, body checkup and hospitalization for donation.
Only give few 5 ml of blood for registration, also demographics and contact information
Donation can be far beyond registration. In most donors, may never happen or approach for follow up tests