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Saliva test for bone marrow match

1st July 2010

The leukaemia charity, Anthony Nolan Trust, is launching a new way for people to join its register and aiming to double the number of lives saved.

Currently blood samples are used to determine bone marrow type for potential matches, which means a trip to the doctors, but from 1 July would-be donors will be asked for a saliva sample, which can be given from home. The saliva kits can be posted out to someone who wants to join the register, and they just need to complete a medical questionnaire, spit into the tube and send it back.


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Article Information

Title: Saliva test for bone marrow match
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 15353
Date Added: 1st Jul 2010


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