Monday, May 26, 2008

It's not really bone marrow donation anymore

I'm just waiting on that call. I can vaguely remember representatives from the National Marrow Donner Program
coming to visit my college. They shuffled a group of the premed and science majors in the student center to learn about the technology behind bone marrow donation and the wonderful gift of being a donor. See, the whole purpose of extracting bone marrow, or spongy material found inside of bone, was to collect the immature stem cells which have the potential to then differentiate into red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets...

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