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  • leukemia
  • African Americans are under-represented in the bone marrow donor pool, leaving those with leukemia waiting longer than necessary. (redorbit.com)
  • Ideally, the healthy cells replicate and "produce good marrow," said Mark Kwalwasser, a former firefighter who lost his sister to leukemia and continues to recruit volunteers from the FDNY Fire Academy. (nypost.com)
  • We all get leukemia and lymphoma at pretty much the same rate, but your chances of finding a donor if you're African-American are lower," said Dennis Todd, president and chief executive officer of Community Blood Services in Paramus, N.J., and its marrow donor registry, the HLA Registry in Oradell. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • I lost my mother to leukemia when I was 14," said Katharina Harf, chief operating officer of DKMS Americas, "and I have made it my mission to recruit more donors so that other families don't have to go through the pain we did. (connectionnewspapers.com)
  • My aunt (my mother's sister) has leukemia, and she needs stem cell and/or bone marrow treatments in order to recover. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Former LYRIC STREET/NASHVILLE artist and songwriter JOSHUA RAGSDALE, who is suffering from CML Leukemia, is in dire need of a bone marrow donor, which often does not require surgery on the donor. (allaccess.com)
  • The Creighton SPAHP Be The Match drive is being undertaken in honor of a young cancer survivor named Owen, who beat back leukemia with the help of a bone-marrow donor matched to him through Be The Match. (creighton.edu)
  • swab
  • At a kiosk in the Member Success Center, attendees can register as potential bone marrow donors, which involves filling out some paperwork and performing a self-administered cheek swab. (ada.org)
  • The swab indicates the person's HLA (human leukocyte antigen) typing which is the information used to match donors and recipients. (nemours.org)
  • The process to register as a bone-marrow donor involves a simple mouth swab. (creighton.edu)
  • To become a donor, you just need to fill out a form and swab your cheek for a genetic sample," said Raquel Edpao, a City of Hope community outreach specialist for the National Marrow Donor Program. (cityofhope.org)
  • The donor is sent a saliva swab kit and some questions about his or her medical history. (stanford.edu)
  • Bone Marrow Transpla
  • By 1989, bone marrow transplantation had become an effective and accepted treatment for an increasing number of diseases of the bone marrow and the immune system. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Bone marrow transplantation can be carried out only between a patient and a donor sharing the biological characteristics that are as close as possible. (dondemoelleosseuse.fr)
  • Wendy L. Packman, J.D., Ph.D., and colleagues from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA, and the University of California at San Francisco, studied 44 siblings of children who survived bone marrow transplantation. (eurekalert.org)
  • Siblings of children undergoing bone marrow transplantation do live with the intense stress of the illness," the authors write. (eurekalert.org)
  • Bone marrow transplantation affects the life of the child at home and in school," the authors write. (eurekalert.org)
  • aplastic anemia
  • And while all he was told was that he had been identified as an excellent match for 7-year-old boy with severe aplastic anemia, Lt. Segundo agreed to discuss it with his wife, Dawn, and to ask for approval from his chain of command (since harvesting bone marrow is an elective surgery). (parents.com)
  • stem cells
  • The blood stem cells from a volunteer's marrow are placed directly into a patient's vein. (nypost.com)
  • The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in October proposed making circulating bone marrow stem cells a human organ, which would thereby outlaw payments to donors . (medpagetoday.com)
  • Traditionally, a needle is inserted into bone marrow to extract liquid containing hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). (medpagetoday.com)
  • On Oct. 26, he returned to Mass General for his first injection of Neupogen, which induces the body to produce more bone marrow stem cells. (fosters.com)
  • If a donor is a match for a patient, the most common procedure consists of taking blood-forming stem cells from the donor's blood through a sterile needle placed in the arm. (wickedlocal.com)
  • minority
  • In 1992, the program was enlarged to support a limited number of demonstration projects to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative models for minority marrow donor recruitment. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Some places, including a California nonprofit called MoreMarrowDonors.org , wanted to award up to $3,000 in scholarships, housing allowances, or gifts to charity for mixed-race and minority bone marrow donors who donated using the apheresis method. (medpagetoday.com)
  • there is an especially acute need for minority donor matches. (nemours.org)
  • Be The Match aims to inspire more potential donors among minority populations. (creighton.edu)
  • NMDP
  • Established in 1987, the NMDP collects and tests volunteers' blood samples, and compiles a registry of its approximately 5 million volunteers nationwide, along with 3 million internationally, to facilitate a match between patients and prospective donors. (nypost.com)
  • 1989
  • Because the support of a National Bone Marrow Donor Registry was not very closely related to the Navy's primary missions, in 1989 the management of the contract for the program was transferred by the Congress from the Navy to the NHLBI. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Until only a few years prior to 1989, most marrow donors were siblings, carefully matched for HLA (tissue) antigens. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • registry donors
  • While the likelihood of finding a match among people not related to you is as high as 97 percent if you are of northern European heritage, only 4 percent of Be The Match registry donors are mixed race. (parents.com)
  • donate
  • Kris Ann Sherman, a 31-year old mother of two, flew to Washington DC to donate bone marrow to an anonymous recipient whose tissue type was a match. (sheknows.com)
  • When a match is made, a volunteer is called upon to donate marrow, which is removed from the back of the pelvic bone with a surgical needle. (nypost.com)
  • Monday, her mom said a bone marrow match was found and the person agreed to donate to Jessica, who is a student at Washburn Rural Middle School. (wibw.com)
  • In contrast to clinical use, the [ASH] supports compensation for individuals who donate marrow or peripheral blood cells for the critical scientific research that advances the field of transplantation," ASH President Janis Abkowitz, MD, wrote in comments to the proposed rule . (medpagetoday.com)
  • Respond immediately if you do not wish to donate, so the search for another donor can continue without dangerous delays for the patient. (cityofhope.org)
  • Siblings who donate bone marrow to their brothers or sisters are more adaptive at school, their teachers tell researchers, but the children themselves aren't so sure. (eurekalert.org)
  • patients
  • Qualified dental professionals can register as potentially life-saving bone marrow donors and learn how to offer their patients the same opportunity. (ada.org)
  • Improved results with these selectively mismatched relatives and a distinct need to provide appropriate treatment for more patients led to trials with unrelated, HLA-matched community volunteers as bone marrow donors. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Every day thousands of patients search for a bone marrow donor match. (connectionnewspapers.com)
  • Our mission is to fight blood cancer and save lives by recruiting bone marrow donors for patients in need. (connectionnewspapers.com)
  • Furthermore, paying patients for the apheresis method while leaving traditional methods uncompensated may prompt donors to choose the paying procedure -- regardless of medical judgment. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Money may also drive donors away from poor patients and toward those able to pay, creating more ethical dilemmas. (medpagetoday.com)
  • It is reasonable to assume that if donors of HSCs were reasonably compensated for their time, the supply of this tissue will increase and help patients who need these cells to live," the Immune Deficiency Foundation , a patient advocacy organization in Towson, Md., wrote. (medpagetoday.com)
  • The decision to use HSCs collected from bone marrow versus the peripheral blood is highly complex, and is made by the physician by taking into account patients diagnosis, disease state, and risk of complications," Majhail wrote. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Patients like Shaunise need African American donors to join the Be The Match marrow registry. (thunderclap.it)
  • African American patients with sickle cell anemia or blood cancers need more African American marrow donors. (thunderclap.it)
  • Each year, thousands of patients rely on the generosity of anonymous donors to provide the cells they need for transplantation, as family members are not always a match. (cityofhope.org)
  • According to the organization, only four out of 10 patients find a donor while the rest die. (wickedlocal.com)
  • injections
  • However, under a method called peripheral blood cell apheresis, donors receive injections to stimulate HSC production. (medpagetoday.com)
  • For five days, he received a few injections to make his marrow cells leave his bones and go into his veins. (mdanderson.org)
  • Typically
  • Typically the donor must front a registration fee to receive a test kit, which will then be sent back for matching with in-need recipients. (medgadget.com)
  • Typically, the donor will lie on his or her stomach, and the surgeon will make one to four small incisions through the skin over the back of the pelvic bones. (cityofhope.org)
  • peripheral blood
  • The court "rejected the government's arguments that bone marrow included HSCs in the peripheral blood," HRSA noted in the introduction to its proposal, and said it was not possible for Congress to intend to ban payment for apheresis, since it hadn't yet been developed when the law passed in 1984. (medpagetoday.com)
  • drive
  • Feinberg said the event will start at 8 a.m. with a 5K walk, followed by a donor drive. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Shynia Milligan's family is coordinating the bone marrow drive at Almas Temple, on K Street in Washington, D.C. (connectionnewspapers.com)
  • About 200 people attended a marrow drive for Austin Saturday at the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters in Harlem . (nydailynews.com)
  • The family is also hosting a donor drive at Zach's school - Parish Episcopal School, Midway Campus - from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. (cbslocal.com)