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Anonymity for unrelated bone marrow donors should remain

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 30 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:548
  1. Ruth Warwick, Lead consultant for tissue and stem cell donor carea
  1. a National Blood Service, North London Centre, London NW9 5BG

    Editor—Sally Davies raised the issue of privacy in the context of bone marrow donation between related individuals.1 She was commenting on a case reported by the Daily Mail in which the sister of a woman in her 30s who had leukaemia refused to give a bone marrow donation.2 The subsequent media debate led the donor to reconsider her position. There are wider implications for unrelated bone marrow …

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