Black Bone Marrow Donors Needed

Among the 10,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with life-threatening blood illnesses each year, black people have the lowest chance of finding a donor for a bone marrow transplant.

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  • Brave Margot Martini loses leukaemia fight but inspires thousands to become bone marrow donors
    The boss of the Anthony Nolan Trust paid tribute to Margot Martini and revealed how the brave toddler inspired "tens of thousands of people" to join the register.
    10/28/2014 - 11:53 am | View Link
  • Tipton dad wins top award for transplant campaign to save his son's life
    Award for hero dad who campaigned for a donor for his seriously ill son
    10/28/2014 - 8:26 am | View Link
  • Little Margot Martini's lasting legacy
    Anthony Nolan and Delete Blood Cancer charities pay tribute to brave toddler
    10/27/2014 - 1:26 pm | View Link
  • Tipton dad who campaigned to find son bone marrow donor up for top accolade
    Campaign to find donor for little Gaurav saw a 1,200 per cent increase in Asian people joining register
    10/26/2014 - 12:56 pm | View Link
  • Global Organ and Tissue Transplantation Market
    LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Organ and Tissue Transplantation in Number of Procedures. The global and regional markets (except the US) for 'Organ ...
    10/23/2014 - 5:35 pm | View Link
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  • Event tries to attract black bone marrow donors
    Event tries to attract black bone marrow donors Event scheduled for Saturday seeks to save lives by adding people to national registry Check out this story on
    07/18/2014 - 9:55 am | View Link
  • NCCU student, event seek to boost black bone-marrow donors
    DURHAM — Every year, more than 12,000 patients in the United States are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma for which a bone-marrow transplant or a transfusion of umbilical cord blood is their best or only hope of a cure.
    10/15/2013 - 7:08 pm | View Link
  • Robin Roberts returns to ‘Good Morning America,’ but black bone marrow donors still needed
    Robin Roberts returned to the set of Good Morning America yesterday morning for the first time since her bone marrow transplant this past September. The popular television host was diagnosed last year with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), a rare blood ...
    01/25/2013 - 11:07 am | View Link
  • It’s as plain as black and white: African-American bone marrow donors are desperately needed
    Good Morning America host Robin Roberts knows how it feels to lose the lottery twice, then sort of win it. So does everyone in my family. Here’s how she lost twice: Roberts was diagnosed with pre-leukemia secondary to breast cancer, which means the ...
    01/13/2013 - 8:04 pm | View Link
  • Black bone marrow donors needed
    To increase the pool of black donors, Be The Match has declared July African-American Bone Marrow Awareness Month. It’s holding donor drives to collect cheek swabs (go to to see where), and has launched a website, ...
    07/10/2012 - 10:30 pm | View Link
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  • National Marrow Donor Program
    Transplant Basics. How transplants work. Diseases treatable by transplants; How marrow donation works. Steps of bone marrow or PBSC donation; Myths and facts about ...
    11/25/2014 - 10:20 pm | View Website
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
    Bone Marrow Transplantation is a high quality, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of clinical and basic haemopoietic stem cell transplantation.
    11/25/2014 - 6:31 pm | View Website
  • Side Effects of Donating Bone Marrow | eHow
    Most bone marrow donors experience some general side effects but can usually go home within a day of their surgery, according to the National Marrow Donor Program.
    11/25/2014 - 5:34 pm | View Website
  • Detailed Guide: How to Donate Bone Marrow
    Three Parts: Bone Marrow Donation Basics Registration and Matching Process Donation Process. Saving lives is easier than ever; you don't have to rescue someone who's ...
    11/25/2014 - 11:51 am | View Website
  • Black Bone Marrow
    African American men, women and children are dying because they are unable to find matching African American donors for bone marrow and stem cell transplants.
    11/25/2014 - 10:10 am | View Website
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