Is It Painful To Donate Bone Marrow?

My Brother is dying of cancer I've been matched 100% to donate bone marrow anyone out there done this can put my mind at ease as I'm a bit scared of the proccess.
Does it hurt to donate bone marrow? I have heard it is really painful?
And where can I find out more about bone marrow donation in my area?

asked by Spy in Men's Health | 5397 views | 11-16-2009 at 03:44 AM

Donating bone marrow can be a very painful process. You can donate bone marrow for money, but it is usually donated for free between family members when a relative is very sick with leukemia or a type of cancer. The bone marrow stimulates red and white blood cell growth. Patients can only accept their type of bone marrow, so clinics encourage people to donate bone marrow. Most healthy people between the age of 18 and 60 can donate bone marrow. It involves a needle and some pain for about 15 to 30 minutes; it also takes 7 to 14 days to fully rebuild your bone marrow you donated. Depending on your health, you can donate and make $125 for 25 cubic centimeters, $200 for 50 cubic centimeters, and $450 for 100 cubic centimeters of bone marrow.

answered by Jake | 11-16-2009 at 03:45 AM

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