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  • Essay On Bone Marrow

    Bone Marrow Bone marrow is soft, gelatinous tissue found in hollow spaces in the interior of most bones. It is highly vascular and enriched with many blood vessels and capillaries. The average weight of bone marrow is about four percent of the total body weight (Bone Marrow Anatomy). Bones that contain bone marrow are: the hip bone, breast bone, skull, ribs, vertebrae, shoulder blade and thigh bone. Bone marrow contains immature cells, called stem cells. It is the place where new blood cells are produced. 200 billion new red blood cells are made by bone marrow within a lifetime. Healthy bone marrow produces between 150 thousand to 450 thousand platelets per microliter of blood (the amount of blood that fits on the head of a pin) each day.…

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  • Bone Marrow Failures

    You’ve recently been diagnosed with bone marrow failure. Originally you visited your physician because you had begun to feel exhaustion, even after doing the smallest of household chores. Then you started noticing that your attention span was faltering and you were beginning to experience a malaise that you couldn’t attribute to your life’s events. You knew something was amiss, so you scheduled a visit with your family physician. Your doctor ran the usual tests, and, because you had no…

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  • The Negative Impact Of Stem Cell Research On Human Life

    Canada Cancer Society has been doing a great deal of research with stem cells, and have begun to find other methods that would be considered as a more appropriate way to harvest stem cells. The Canadian Cancer Society reports that “Stem cells are 10–100 times more concentrated in bone marrow than in peripheral blood” (Canadian Cancer Society). This research being done is one of the many promising ways to harvest stem cells without compromising another life. Patients who are treated with this…

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  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia Paper

    The cardiovascular system consists of the heart, blood vessels, and blood (“Major Functions,” n.d.). Leukemia is a malignant cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects this system and involves an abnormal growth of white blood cells (McGlaufin, Munger, and Nelson, 2015). Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a subtype of this disease and is most common in older adults, specifically males 65 and older (Turbeville, 2014). In AML, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells, red blood…

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  • Polycythemia Vera Case Study

    Polycythemia Vera Polycythemia vera (PV) is a form of blood cancer. Another name for this type of disease is myeloproliferative disease. This means your bone marrow produces too many red blood cells. Bone marrow is the spongy center of long bones where blood cells are produced. If you have PV, your bone marrow may also make too many white blood cells and clotting cells (platelets). Almost all people with PV have an abnormal gene (genetic mutation) that causes changes in the way the bone…

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  • What Is Sickle Cell Anaemia?

    enough oxygen. 2. APLASTIC ANAEMIA: Aplastic anaemia is a blood disorder in which the body's bone marrow doesn't make enough new blood cells. Damage to the bone marrow's stem cells causes aplastic anaemia. In more than half of people who have aplastic anaemia, the cause of the disorder is unknown. 3.…

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  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome Research Paper

    Myelodysplastic syndromes, also known as MDS and pre-leukemia, are a group of disorders caused when the production of white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets is interrupted (Myelodysplastic Syndrome Treatment 2016). These syndromes are rare, fewer than 14,000 cases of myelodysplastic syndromes occur in the United States each year (Statistics about Myelodysplastic syndromes). Blood cells and bone marrow do not fully develop or become mature enough to function properly when a person has…

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  • Heart Breaking Morality Research

    have a girl that is now 7 years old that suffers from Leukemia. The only way for my kids’ life to be saved is for her to receive a bone marrow transplant as soon as possible, she has been battling cancer for a year now and she is becoming weaker as it goes. Choosing and Ethics Not everything that occurs in life goes through perfectly nor efficiently especially when taking in mind the scenario of having to choose between things that are morally conflicting. Who chooses what is right? What makes…

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  • Platelets Research Paper

    of a damaged blood vessel to stop bleeding. When platelets get to the site of the injury, they grow sticky tentacles that help them adhere. Aggregation is the sending out of chemical signals to attract more platelets to pile onto the clot that helps in stopping the bleeding. Platelets along with your white and red blood cells are made in your bone marrow. Bone marrow is the spongy center inside your bones. Platelets is also called thrombocytes.…

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  • Cord Blood Research Paper

    Cord blood, also called placental blood or umbilical cordblood, is the leftover blood that is in the placenta and the section of the umbilical cord that remains attached to the placenta after the cord to the baby has been cut. This blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma, just like normal blood. But it also has lots of hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells that are similar to the ones found in bone marrow. This is why cord blood is now being used on an…

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