What are the risks for donors & how bone marrow is collected from donor?

Generally there is no risk to donor even if he/she is a thalassemia carier. Bone marrow from donor is collected under general anesthesia from upper part of hip bone. The collected bone marrow is replaced very quickly.

In over 400 marrow collection procedures in C2C partner centers we have not had any significant cpmplications.

These answers have been prepared by:
- Dr. Lawrence Faulkner, Cure2Children medical team coordinator
- Dr. Sadaf Khalid, Cure2Children Pakistan branch coordinator