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My cousin is a thalassemia minor (age - 22 female, low hb around 7 to 8 ). she was bone marrow transplant donor at the age of 14 . though there was no complications in the operation but later on she gained weight. as per the doctors it was not due to bmt donation operation. so the question are: 1. what are the possible reasons of her weight gain? 2. is there any consequences of being a donor? to boost her immunity system?
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Hello, During bone transplantation immunosupresants are given to avoid rejection of transplant. So doctors give corticosteroids give is anabolic steroid responsible for weight gain .2 Donar will not have any problem by donating . 3. Which blood cells are produced in bone marrow ,which has been suppressed by immunosupresants ,it takes time to recover.
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