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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  • Former Villanova cornerback is saving lives and says more black bone marrow donors are needed
    Former Villanova Wildcats cornerback C.J. Logan is known as a hero, but he considers himself blessed to be contributing to a great need in the black community — bone marrow donation. In 2009, when then-Villanova head coach Andy Talley put out a call for ...
    03/17/2017 - 11:05 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 ...
    09/26/2016 - 3:34 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
  • Facing Need for Black Bone Marrow Donors
    Since becoming diagnosed [with aplastic anemia], [Johnika] Carter-Kiel, now 19, has been searching for a bone marrow donor who could cure her. A match will probably share her African American heritage. But the odds are slim. About 7 percent of the nation ...
    07/22/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • How to Donate Bone Marrow
    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 ...
    03/21/2017 - 6:07 am | View Website
    What is bone marrow? Bone marrow is a soft tissue found in the centre of certain bones in your body. It is this bone marrow which creates stem cells.
    03/21/2017 - 1:00 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 ...
    03/20/2017 - 8:03 am | 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
    03/20/2017 - 1:29 am | View Website
  • Can I donate bone marrow to my relative? | Cancer Research UK
    There are 2 main registers of bone marrow and stem cell donors in the UK. The British Bone Marrow Registry and Anthony Nolan.
    03/19/2017 - 10:16 pm | View Website
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