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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  • The Case for Compensating Bone-Marrow Donors - REASON Online
    ... for bone marrow donors. The National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) of 1984 treats compensation for marrow donors as though it were black-market...
    08/24/2016 - 12:54 pm | View Link
  • Mum from Stockport whose daughter was saved by a blood transfusion ... - Stockport Express
    ... has fallen, with a particular need for more black and Asian donors. ... The immature cells fill up the bone marrow, which means there is not ...
    08/24/2016 - 5:02 am | View Link
  • Urban Housecall Docs Debunk Misconceptions About Black Organ ... - Michigan Chronicle
    I f you are Black in America, chances ... only make up sixteen percent of donors. ... express about organ donation deals with the bone marrow ...
    08/22/2016 - 1:12 pm | View Link
  • African-Americans often have more difficulties finding unrelated ... - Beaver County Times
    ... tested to see if he could be a potential bone marrow donor for Latsko ... registered donors on the registry are black. While ...
    08/21/2016 - 5:06 am | View Link
  • Aliquippa's DiMantae Bronaugh fights cancer for second time - Beaver County Times
    ... out from underneath his black muscle ... a blood drive with bone marrow-matching expected to take place within the next few months. Donors ...
    08/21/2016 - 4:24 am | View Link
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  • Urban Housecall Docs Debunk Misconceptions About Black Organ Donation
    “In fact, signing up for the bone marrow registry is just as simple as a cheek swab ... For those who are interested in becoming organ donors, Dr. Rob and Dr. Karla compiled a list of four things that must be done to make your decision to donate ...
    08/22/2016 - 3:15 am | View Link
  • Sisters back campaign for more black bone marrow donors
    TWO SISTERS from west London have joined a campaign to encourage more people from the African-Caribbean community to donate bone marrow after one of them battled cancer. After being diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma - a cancer in cells in the ...
    02/16/2015 - 9:36 pm | 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
  • 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 - 6:52 am | View Link
  • 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 ...
    01/25/2013 - 3:07 am | View Link
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  • Mixed Race Blood, Bone Marrow Donors ...
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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 ...
    08/24/2016 - 9:04 am | View Website
  • | 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.
    08/24/2016 - 6:12 am | View Website
  • Donating Bone Marrow | Cancer.Net
    A bone marrow transplant replaces diseased bone marrow with healthy bone marrow. However, the blood stem cells, not the actual bone marrow, are transplanted. So this ...
    08/24/2016 - 6:05 am | View Website
  • Allogeneic bone marrow transplant
    Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBS) Transplantation Questions and Answers 1) What are bone ...
    08/23/2016 - 12:51 am | View Website
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