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A chance to save lives

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If you are selected as a candidate, further tests and examinations will be conducted before you would be asked to donate marrow. If you are selected as a donor, about 1,000 ml. of marrow (five percent of a person’s total) is extracted from the hip. The marrow replenishes itself within two weeks. The procedure requires an overnight stay at a hospital, after which donors usually return to normal activities within a week. The most common side effect is soreness. In fact, most donors express a willingness to donate again in the future.

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