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?
- EdnaLv 71 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!!
- kelvinLv 72 months ago
no it makes you an idiotic troll for believing this
- audreyLv 72 months ago
They don't. That's ridiculous. Most people wouldn't donate if that were true.
- Diane ALv 72 months ago
They don’t. Bone marrow is from the pelvis, no where near the head
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- Pearl LLv 72 months ago
i dont think you do, i think people are just saying that
- M'aiq The liarLv 72 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.
- 2 months ago
I think there might have been some misunderstanding.
- KennyLv 72 months ago
You misunderstood I think .
- PearlLv 72 months ago
that is weird, i wouldnt think they needed to
- Anonymous2 months ago
Going off what one person said as truth. What a fickle person you are.