Black Bone Marrow Donors Needed

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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  • In Brief | Big Island & State | 4-18-14 - West Hawaii Today
    ... with brown eyes and black hair. ... to be safe for both donors and ... This means that cancer survivors, other than blood or bone marrow ...
    04/18/2014 - 11:05 am | View Link
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014: Climate change, civil rights, equal pay, ... - Bangor Daily News
    Bill Moyers, that giving black Americans ... Stanley Short Jr. for his efforts to bring attention to the critical need for volunteer bone marrow ...
    04/14/2014 - 8:35 am | View Link
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  • Woman looking for bone marrow donor among underrepresented ethnic group
    A woman in dire need of a bone marrow transplant is trying to find a match within her underrepresented community.
    03/4/2014 - 6:50 pm | View Link
  • Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2014-2024
    NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2014-2024,_Tissue_Banking_and ...
    02/27/2014 - 11:35 am | View Link
  • Music Saves Lives® Holds Austin Music Showcase to Encourage Young People to Donate Blood
    With advances in medical treatments and an aging population, the demand for donated blood continues, as fewer people are becoming lifelong donors. In an effort to raise awareness about blood donation and encourage young adults to become repeat blood donors, Music Saves Lives® is announcing a special event during one of the largest music and film festivals in the U.S., held in Austin, Texas. [PR ...
    02/18/2014 - 1:30 pm | View Link
  • Imagination Ball raises $130,000 for cancer society
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  • Halifax students boost stem-cell bank's genetic diversity
    Halifax students helped people around the world by bolstering the genetic diversity of a stem-cell donor bank this week.
    02/18/2014 - 6:27 am | View Link
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  • 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 - 2:13 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
  • Robin Roberts returns to ‘Good Morning America,’ but black bone marrow donors still needed
    Robin Roberts returned to the set of Good Morning America yesterday morning for the first time since her bone marrow transplant this past September. The popular television host was diagnosed last year with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), a rare blood ...
    01/24/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • It’s as plain as black and white: African-American bone marrow donors are desperately needed
    Good Morning America host Robin Roberts knows how it feels to lose the lottery twice, then sort of win it. So does everyone in my family. Here’s how she lost twice: Roberts was diagnosed with pre-leukemia secondary to breast cancer, which means the ...
    01/13/2013 - 7:49 pm | View Link
  • Facing need for black bone marrow donors
    For months, Johnika Carter-Kiel had been feeling sick and tired. A trip to the doctor revealed what was wrong with her body: a pair of serious blood disorders. The Berkeley resident learned at age 16 that she had aplastic anemia, in which the body's bone ...
    07/22/2012 - 10:09 am | View Link
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  • | 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.
    04/23/2014 - 1:36 am | View Website
  • How to Donate Bone Marrow: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
    Edit Article How to Donate Bone Marrow. Bone Marrow Donation Basics Registration and Matching Process Donation Process. Edited by Elyne, Dvortygirl, D rae, Krystle ...
    04/22/2014 - 9:47 pm | View Website
  • Side Effects of Donating Bone Marrow | eHow
    Most bone marrow donors experience some general side effects but can usually go home within a day of their surgery, according to the National Marrow Donor Program.
    04/22/2014 - 2:02 pm | View Website
  • Federal Court Legalizes Compensation For Bone Marrow Donors
    One of the big challenges with bone marrow is finding a match. I wonder if people were offered some payment it would increase the number of people who ...
    04/22/2014 - 1:40 pm | View Website
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Bone Marrow Donation
    I need to have my HLA (human leukocyte antigen) typing done for my friend/relative who needs a transplant but I do not want to be part of the registry.
    04/22/2014 - 9:08 am | View Website
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