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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  • Blacks suffer because of shortage of organ donors - Westside Gazette
    ... leukemia has been in remission 12 years, thanks to a bone marrow transplant. ... Last year, only 17 per-cent of posthumous donors were Black.
    08/29/2014 - 5:07 am | View Link
  • Meet The Man Who Grows Eyes - Gawker
    ... with stem cells taken from Beyene's bone marrow, then incubated it in a ... The global shortage of donors has fuelled a lucrative and growing ...
    08/28/2014 - 8:09 am | View Link
  • Blacks suffer because of organ donor shortage -
    ... as leukemia and sickle cell anemia can be cured through bone marrow transplants. ... Last year, only 17 percent of posthumous donors were ...
    08/25/2014 - 7:22 am | View Link
  • Is it time to give up on a cure for HIV? - Prospect
    Advanced heart failure in patients infected with human ... - MDLinx
    08/20/2014 - 9:24 am | View Link
  • Blacks Suffer from Shortage of Organ Donors - Skanner
    ... leukemia has been in remission 12 years, thanks to a bone marrow transplant. ... Last year, only 17 percent of posthumous donors were Black.
    08/18/2014 - 3:28 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
    07/16/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Black marrow donors needed for Crawley to win his bout with cancer
    But Crawley said his ultimate dream is for Pittsburgh to be the founding city for a branch of the National Marrow Donors Program’s Black Bone Marrow registry. The branch would focus on the recruitment and management of Black bone marrow donors.
    11/1/2013 - 2:13 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 ...
    01/24/2013 - 11:00 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 - 7:49 pm | View Link
  • Facing need for black bone marrow donors
    For months, Johnika Carter-Kiel had been feeling sick and tired. A trip to the doctor revealed what was wrong with her body: a pair of serious blood disorders. The Berkeley resident learned at age 16 that she had aplastic anemia, in which the body's bone ...
    07/22/2012 - 10:09 am | View Link
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  • National Marrow Donor Program
    Headquarters for this non-profit organization providing bone marrow, blood stem cell, and umbilical cord blood transplants for patients around the world from ...
    09/1/2014 - 8:15 pm | View Website
  • Bone marrow match donors
    Bone marrow match donors Transplants ... Greg, I have not seen any statistics on the percentage of people that match.
    09/1/2014 - 1:13 pm | View Website
  • Wife of Lenoir City mayor meets bone marrow donor
    Lenoir City's first lady met face-to-face with her bone marrow donor for the first time on Monday night.
    09/1/2014 - 10:28 am | View Website
  • Myths and facts about bone marrow donation
    Transplant Basics. How transplants work. Diseases treatable by transplants; How marrow donation works. Steps of bone marrow or PBSC donation; Myths and facts about ...
    09/1/2014 - 2:50 am | View Website
  • Jackson Jambalaya: Madison child needs bone marrow donors
    But Ryan has relapsed, and his AML leukemia is back. Now, he is facing bone marrow surgery.
    09/1/2014 - 1:38 am | View Website
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