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No- bone marrow is the source of all your red blood cells (which carry oxygen), platelets (which help clot your blood) and white blood cells (which fight infections). Although you can replace your red cells and platelets with blood transfusions, you cannot replace your immune system, so you would contract infection after infection, and eventually that would lead to death. A condition that causes this would be aplastic anaemia.

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Q: Can you live without bone marrow?
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Does bone marrow bring strength to the bones?

No, but marrow is what creates blood cells for our circulatory system, so it's not like we can live without marrow.

Can you live without your bone marrow?

no you can not live with out your bone marrow. the reason why--> it is responsible for the production of red blood cells, if you dont have any red blood cells you dont have any blood in your body which will make it impossible for any human to live.

What would happen if bones were without bone marrow?

the bone marrow produces red blood cells so if there is no bone marrow you would be dead but the bones will not be affected.

What is packed bone marrow?

Bone marrow is the filling inside your bones. Without it, your bones would be hollow. Hope this helped, WoodWorkingMaster

What bone marrow is used in a bone marrow transplant?

the purpose of the bone marrow is to make up the bone

What do red bone marrow and yellow bone marrow have in common?

they are both bone marrow

What makes jello gel?

=Bone marrow from animals. The animal is kill and and its bone marrow is broiled of the bone in a pot. They have tried to make vegan jello before but even that had bone marrow in it. You cannot make it without bone marrow because it helps it gel. It is also in marshmallows and a few other treats.=

What s a bone marrow?

You mean bone marrow, don't you..... Bone marrow is the spongy part of bone inside of a bone.

What is a bone marrow biopsy?

it is a bone that has a marrow in the middle of the musle that causes the bone to have a marrow biopsy

How does the marrow in the medullary cavity compare to the marrow in the spongy bone?

The bone marrow in the medullary cavity contains only yellow bone marrow, for fat storage. The spongy bone contains both red bone marrow (blood production) and yellow bone marrow.

How effective are bone marrow transplants in cancer treatment?

Bone marrow transplants in cancer treatment are very effective. A bone marrow transplant is a procedure to replace damaged bone marrow with healthy bone marrow.

What is the relationship between bone and marrow?

Marrow is inside of a bone that's why it's called bone Marrow

Are bones made up of bone marrow?

They are not made up of bone marrow, they just have bone marrow in them.

What produces blood?

The bone marrow The bone marrow

What is the cause of bone marrow bone marrow?


Is a bone marrow is the outermost layer of the bone?

No, bone marrow is found inside the bone.

Is the femur a bone marrow?

No, the femur is a bone. The bone marrow is found in the center of the bone.

What system is the bone marrow from?

well bone marrow is a substance that is inside of the bone, so there for bone marrow is part of the skeletal system.

Which bone marrow transplant uses the patients own bone marrow?

it is called an autologous bone marrow transplant

Which form of bone marrow transplant uses the patient's own bone marrow?

autologous bone marrow transplant

What is known as harvesting bone marrow and receiving it later as a bone marrow transplant?

Autologous bone marrow transplant

Where is marrow found in bone?

right in the bone, the bone is hollow and filled with marrow.

What makes a bone a bone?

bones are made out of bone marrow and tissue bones are made out of bone marrow and tissue bones are made out of bone marrow and tissue

What are the two kinds of marrow in bones?

There is yellow bone marrow and red bone marrow.

Bone marrow function?

bone marrow is very healthy.