Flesh And Blood: Donating Blood, Bone Marrow, And Cord Blood To A Child With Cancer

Flesh And Blood: Donating Blood, Bone Marrow, And Cord Blood To A Child With Cancer

You’ve heard about donating blood for years. Maybe your college hosted a blood drive, or you passed an American Red Cross donation truck outside the office.

If your child has cancer, or you know a child with this disease, blood donation might be on your mind a little more frequently. Kids with cancer sometimes need blood donations—whether from the cancer itself or from cancer treatment—and these donations can save their lives.

April is National Donate Life Month—the perfect time to consider becoming a donor. Take a look at 3 donation types—blood, bone marrow, and cord blood—and how they can help kids with cancer heal.

Considering blood, bone marrow, or cord donation? Check out these resources:

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Jill Beck
I've been an oncologist since 2010. With pediatric oncology, you get continuity of care with families—so you care for children when they're really sick and see them get better.

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