What is being done to help advance bone marrow matches?


What is being done to help advance bone marrow matches?

Bone marrow:

The marrow cavity of a long bone, the gaps between the trabeculae of spongy bone, and the larger central canals all contain "bone marrow".

It generates bone marrow stem cells and other components, which are then converted into blood cells.

Each kind of blood cell produced by bone marrow serves a vital function: red blood cells transport oxygen to tissues throughout the body. Platelets aid in the clotting of blood in order to halt bleeding.

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In advance, bone marrow matches donors, and patients are matched based on their "human leukocyte antigen (HLA)" tissue type.

HLA are...

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Bone Marrow: Anatomy & Types


Chapter 16 / Lesson 9

Bone marrow is soft, gelatinous tissue that fills the medullary cavities, or the centers of bones. Explore the anatomy, different types, and the function of bone marrow.

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