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Bone marrow: looking for young donors of all origins

2021-12-05T19:40:12.761Z

INTERVIEW - Catherine Faucher, hematologist specializing in bone marrow, explains insists on the importance of registering for donors.



Dr Catherine Faucher, hematologist specializing in bone marrow, is a bone marrow transplant and cell therapy referent at the Biomedicine Agency.

LE FIGARO.

- What is the donor file for?

Dr Catherine FAUCHER.

- Between 1900 and 2000 hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplants are done per year in France, that is to say cells located in the bone marrow, at the origin of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets . When a patient needs a transplant, for an acute leukemia for example, we look at the side of his siblings: the probability of being compatible is 25%. Otherwise, the National Register of Voluntary Bone Marrow Donors is consulted, then the international files, which total 40 million registrants. If the patient has an HLA typing, often represented (characteristic antigens on the surface of the cells to be compatible with those of the donor, Editor's note), several donors can be found. We choose preferably

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Source: lefigaro

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