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Donating your stem cells to your brother or sister. A guide to stem cell (bone marrow) donation for teenagers and young adults

Donating your stem cells to your brother or sister. A guide to stem cell (bone marrow) donation for teenagers and young adults (May 2019)

Illustrated, colour booklet for children who may be donating bone marrow or stem cells to a sibling. It describes stem cells and stem cell transplants, why a transplant is needed, the types of transplants, the selection process, tissue typing, harvesting the bone marrow (including the risks and side-effects), and what happens if the transplant is unsuccessful. It also covers issues such as consent, what to take into hospital, and changes to sibling relationships. Includes details of useful organisations and a glossary of terms.

Author(s)
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Place of publication
Leicester
Date of publication
May 2019
Pages
24pp
Price
Free.
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Format
Booklet
Language
English
Flesch readability score
68.3
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