Lesson Plan

Blood and Transplant: Bone Marrow

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What causes someone to need a bone marrow transplant? Fascinate your class with a lesson on the intricate task of procuring bone marrow for patients suffering from illnesses like leukemia. The fourth and final installment in a series from Give and Let Live, the teacher's guide provides printables, a presentation, and activities to illustrate the relationship between bone marrow and blood.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Extend learning by instructing higher-level classes to research stem cells and the stem cell controversy
  • Check out the additional resources found at http://www.giveandletlive.co.uk/en/teacherszone/downloads/index.html
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide information regarding bone marrow donation and recipients for your area, as the lesson contains facts and figures from the United Kingdom
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  • The activities and printables included in the plan are easy to understand for the majority of achievement levels
  • Topics such as donor waiting lists and stem cell research provide material for great class discussions
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