28th November 2019

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What is bone marrow and what does it do?

Our bone marrow produces blood cells, called red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. Inside the marrow, blood cells start off as young, immature cells called stem cells. Once they develop, blood cells do not live for a long time inside our bodies.

Then, what is the purpose of the bone marrow?

Bone marrow aspiration is a procedure that involves taking a sample from the soft tissue inside your bones. Bone marrow is the spongy tissue found inside bones. It contains cells that produce white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets inside larger bones such as the: spine.

What is the use of bone marrow?

Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It contains stem cells. The stem cells can develop into the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your body, the white blood cells that fight infections, and the platelets that help with blood clotting.
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