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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  • Opinion: Donating bone marrow could save more black lives
    For bone marrow donation, a needle is used to withdraw liquid marrow from the back of the pelvic bone. The donor is under anesthesia during the procedure and doesn’t feel pain. Donors also spend no money to donate. Traveling and medical expenses are ...
    01/20/2017 - 5:27 am | View Link
  • SA needs more black bone marrow donors
    Cape Town - It was around this time of the year seven years ago, and exactly a week after his 12th birthday, that Reza Price’s life changed radically. Not only did he have to deal with changes in his body as an adolescent, but this Athlone boy had to ...
    09/25/2016 - 4:08 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
  • Be The Match: African-Americans Desperately Need More Bone-Marrow Donors
    The biggest challenge in getting African-Americans to sign up for the bone marrow registry is getting rid of the myths surrounding donation. “People really think it’s painful; it’s not,” said Nadya Dutchen, national account executive for Be The ...
    07/24/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • To Clone or not to Clone: The Ethical Question
    A lower-level university paper discussing both sides of the ethics of human cloning.
    01/20/2017 - 7:12 pm | View Website
  • 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 ...
    01/20/2017 - 3:37 pm | View Website
    The British Bone Marrow Registry is a division of the NHS Blood and Transplant, working in co-operation with the other UK bone marrow/blood donor registries and the ...
    01/20/2017 - 12:02 pm | View Website
    Support the Cause. Donate bone marrow. Join the marrow registry. Join now; Before you join; Medical guidelines; Weight guidelines for joining; FAQs about joining
    01/20/2017 - 6:19 am | View Website
  • Stem-cell therapy
    Stem-cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition. Bone marrow transplant is the most widely used stem-cell therapy, but some ...
    01/19/2017 - 11:42 am | View Website
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