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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  • Event tries to attract black bone marrow donors
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  • Robin Roberts returns to 'Good Morning America,' but black bone marrow donors still needed
    While the GMA host’s medical journey has given hope and inspiration to many viewers, her story also sheds light on another important issue in the medical community that often goes overlooked — the lack of African-American donors in the bone marrow ...
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  • Facing need for black bone marrow donors
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  • | Why Race Matters
    Due to the lack of donors within the bone marrow donor pool... Karen Drayden (r.i.p.) ... Why Race Matters; Black Bone Marrow News; Real Stories; The Movement; Get ...
    12/4/2017 - 4:51 pm | View Website
  • Blacks Face Bone Marrow Donor Shortage : NPR
    African-Americans are less likely to receive life-saving treatments using bone marrow than whites. Low numbers of donors and rare genes make finding a bone ...
    12/3/2017 - 1:39 pm | View Website
  • 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
    11/28/2017 - 1:30 pm | View Website
  • Black Bone Marrow Donors Needed
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  • Editorial: The Urgent Need for Black Bone Marrow Donors
    Thousands of people living with leukemia, sickle cell anemia and other blood cancers and disorders know that a cure is within reach. But for these pat
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