News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center August 2010 – Issue 61 Could You Be a Bone Marrow Donor?
Every year, thousands of people have bone marrow transplants. Te operation replaces bone marrow destroyed by cancer treatments such as high doses of anticancer drugs or radiation. Bone marrow transplants are also important treatments for patients with blood cancers and other cancers.
Many patients get donor bone marrow from family members, but most transplants come from anonymous donors. Patients who need a transplant are tested for certain substances in their cells. Te test results are compared to those of willing donors in a national registry to find possible matches. If a donor’s cells match, he or she is contacted to arrange the donation.
Cells from a cheek swab are analyzed to provide information for matching bone marrow donors with transplant patients.
You can find out more about joining the Be Te Match Registry or holding a bone marrow donor registration drive at the National Marrow Donor Program website at www.marrow.org
. For more information about bone marrow transplants, call the Cancer Learning Center at 1-888-424-2100 or e-mail patient.edu
Te national database of bone marrow donors is called the Be Te Match Registry. Potential donors volunteer to be placed on the registry and submit a cheek swab. Cells from the cheek swab are analyzed to provide the information needed to match donors with transplant patients. Tere is a fee for registering, but often donor registration drives pay those costs.
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Huntsman Cancer Institute 801-581-6365 1-888-424-2100
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Beauty in the Building
This print, an artist’s proof by Valoy Eaton, can be found in the Clinic C waiting area on the second floor. Art in HCI buildings was donated for patients to enjoy. For more information about donating fine art to HCI, please contact Roni Whittle at 801-587-9315.
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