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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  • Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds - Northeast Times
    ... genetic matches from adult bone marrow donors are available for 75 percent of white patients, but for a much smaller percentage of black and...
    12/18/2014 - 1:12 pm | View Link
  • Rare Blood Cancer Poses a Challenge to African-Americans - Birmingham Times
    Americans also have a lower rate for becoming potential bone marrow and stem cell donors than other ... Beyond Treatment—An Informed Black
    12/11/2014 - 11:17 am | View Link
  • Faulty blood transfusions pose risks - The Nation Pakistan
    A black veil covered her body but the ... you have infection you cannot get a bone marrow transplant, which is ... patients go to multiple donors ...
    12/10/2014 - 11:06 am | View Link
  • Eric D. Fingerhut Addresses the Inaugural Hillel International: ... - Hillel
    Hillel and the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation has resulted in 37,522 registered donors, 1,277 ... Aleichem, we looked out over the Black Sea
    12/10/2014 - 6:37 am | 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
  • 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 ...
    07/21/2012 - 1:00 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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  • How to Donate Bone Marrow: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
    Understand why people donate bone marrow. Bone marrow is a spongy material that is found inside major bones, such as the hipbone. The stem cells contained in the bone ...
    12/21/2014 - 11:48 am | View Website
  • Myths and facts about bone marrow donation
    Be The Match provides support and information every step of the way. There are two methods of donation: peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) and bone marrow.
    12/21/2014 - 10:22 am | View Website
  • Bone Marrow Donation – FAQs Answered
    You could save a life by joining Be The Match Registry. Read these frequently asked questions to learn if donating bone marrow is right for you.
    12/21/2014 - 4:32 am | View Website
  • Donating Bone Marrow | Cancer.Net
    Cancer.Net provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with support from the Conquer Cancer ...
    12/20/2014 - 10:41 pm | View Website
  • 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 ...
    12/20/2014 - 9:51 pm | View Website
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