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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  • Donating Bone Marrow | Cancer.Net
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  • Tuskegee's ghosts: Fear hinders black marrow donation ...
    Story Highlights • Bone marrow more likely to match within ethnic groups • Blacks 8 percent of registered bone marrow donors, 12 percent of population
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    What is bone marrow? Bone marrow is a soft tissue found in the centre of certain bones in your body. It is this bone marrow which creates stem cells.
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  • | How being Black can save a life
    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.
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