| Are people with HIV eligible to donate bone marrow?
Feb 3, 2010
I have been living with HIV since February of 2006. I have a friend from high school who is a cancer survivor. Due to the chemo and other treatments, she may have to have a bone marrow transplant. Are people with HIV eligible to donate bone marrow or is it a risk factor as it is with giving blood? Thanks so much!
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
Sorry to hear about your friend. Unfortunately, if you're HIV+ you wouldn't be eligible to be a bone marrow donor.
Best wishes, BY
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