Skeletal System

Can you live without bone marrow?

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2007-05-16 03:57:33

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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