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  • Blood cells are made inside bone marrow.
  • Diseases of bone marrow affect the production of blood cells.
  • Some illnesses and treatments require bone marrow transplants.
  • A bone marrow transplant involves matching the tissue types of the donor and the recipient.
  • If you join the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, you could save someone’s life.
  • It is very hard to find exact tissue matches outside families.
  • The register is totally confidential.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014