Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 2 months ago

Why do those wanting to donate bone marrow need to shave their head?

I was watching a television show where a relative was going to donate bone marrow to another relative with cancer.

What surprised me was when the person donating said they needed to shave their head, not because they wanted to support their relative who had lost their hair due to treatments like a lot of people do, but because they said it was required to donate their bone marrow.

Why would donating bone marrow require the donor to shave their head? I could understand shaving the area where the incision would be made because that's standard for surgical procedures for sanitation among other things.

Why do bone marrow donors need to shave their head?

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Don't believe what the TV show said. Bone marrow donors do NOT have to  to shave their head in order to donate bone marrow. They're not going to take bone marrow out of your HEAD!! 

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  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    no it makes you an idiotic troll for believing this

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They don't. That's ridiculous. Most people wouldn't donate if that were true.

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  • 2 months ago

    They don’t.  Bone marrow is from the pelvis, no where near the head

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  • 2 months ago

    i dont think you do, i think people are just saying that

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  • 2 months ago

    There is no reason.

    They don't even do surgery to get bone marrow anymore, nor do they do that pelvic aspiration.

    They give you a medication that forces stem cells into your blood and a week later they take a litet of blood from you, filter out the marrow cells and give the blood back. Absolutely no reason to shave a head.

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  • 2 months ago

    I think there might have been some misunderstanding.

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  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You misunderstood I think .

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    that is weird, i wouldnt think they needed to

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Going off what one person said as truth. What a fickle person you are.

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