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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  • Facing Need for Black Bone Marrow Donors
    A match will probably share her African American heritage. But the odds are slim. About 7 percent of the nation’s 10 million registered potential bone-marrow donors are black, compared with 75 percent who are white. In an attempt to correct that ...
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  • Questions and answers about joining a bone marrow donor ...
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  • | Why Race Matters
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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 ...
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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.
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