Brown (histopathology, Whittington Hospital, London), Kevin Gatter (clinical laboratory sciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford), Yasodha Natkunam, and Roger Warnke (both pathology, Stanford U.) offer pathologists a heavily illustrated (in color) short text oriented on the diagnosis of most common bone marrow diseases seen in trephines.
Someone out there reading this newspaper could well be a match for one of these many patients - that's children and adults who are suffering from fatal bone marrow diseases. But how many of your readers have thought about signing up with a bone marrow register, such as the one run by The Anthony Nolan Trust?
While patients with life-threatening bone marrow diseases may have other treatment options, bone marrow or blood stem cell transplants are used to treat patients who have received high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.