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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  • Family of sick child encouraging bone marrow donations
    Thor has sickle cell anemia, a disease that can be cured with a bone marrow transplant. This weekend at Mumfest, the Forte family are hoping to add to the registry and get more eligible donors in the hopes of finding a match for not just Thor, but also ...
    10/12/2017 - 4:14 pm | View Link
  • Be The Match® To Rally Black And African American Marrow Donors
    "Currently, individuals of Black and African American ancestry are underrepresented on the ... which is used to match patients with donors for bone marrow or cord blood transplants. Since HLA types are inherited, the best chance of finding a suitable ...
    06/19/2017 - 4:25 am | View Link
  • Where Are All the Black Bone Marrow Donors?
    “You don’t want to see him on a good day, to be honest; it’s still pretty bad,” Charline Bullock said in an exclusive interview with The Root. Her 5-year-old ... were clear from the beginning that a bone marrow transplant was the only cure.
    03/31/2017 - 10:00 pm | View Link
  • South Africa: Needed
    South Africa needs black people to donate their bone marrow. According to the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) there are more than 67,000 donors and only 4,100 are black. Romy Saitowitz, public liaison for SABMR, says that thousands of children ...
    06/5/2015 - 3:21 am | View Link
  • 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
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  • How can I help?
    Most stem cell donors already donate blood. As a blood donor, you already provide a vital service to patients who need blood, and by registering with the British Bone ...
    10/18/2017 - 6:29 am | View Website
  • How Much Is Your Body Worth on the Black Market?
    Your body's worth a lot on the black market. But isn't it worth a lot to you, as well?
    10/17/2017 - 11:24 am | View Website
  • How to Donate Bone Marrow: 13 Steps (with Pictures ...
    How to Donate Bone Marrow. Saving lives is easier than ever; you don't have to rescue someone who's fallen through ice, do CPR, or push someone out of the ...
    10/16/2017 - 3:04 am | View Website
  • Allogeneic bone marrow transplant
    A stem cell transplant* may sometimes be medically necessary for patients with lymphomas. With a stem cell transplant, the stem cells ...
    10/14/2017 - 1:19 am | View Website
    What is the British Bone Marrow Registry? The British Bone Marrow Registry is a division of NHS Blood and Transplant, working in co-operation ...
    10/13/2017 - 8:22 am | View Website
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