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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    ... bruises, including a black eye, and ... Searches for bone marrow donors always start with family members, but only about a third are ...
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  • For This Leukemia Patient, the Lightning in a Bottle Festival Is a ... - Los Angeles Weekly
    ... bruises, including a black eye, and ... Searches for bone marrow donors always start with family members, but only about a third are ...
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  • Five things you need to know today, May 23 - OA Online
    ... the Match” National Bone Marrow Program can test (through a cheek swab) potential donors. 5. IN SPORTS : Even though it was just the Black...
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  • Commencement Address by the Vice President at the United States ... - The White House
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  • Blood drive in memory of Merrimack student set for May 21 - Nashua Telegraph
    ... tie-dye clothes instead of black to ... of others, in the form of blood and bone marrow donations, allowed her ... Donors should bring a Red ...
    05/20/2015 - 12:39 pm | View Link
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  • Rhoda Grant MSP calls for recruits to join ‘our army of 5,469 bone marrow donors’
    Championed by Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant, the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan is searching for more local heroes in the Highlands and Islands to join its bone marrow donor register ... Rescue Service to recruit donors, but currently a perfect ...
    05/15/2015 - 8:36 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 delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1mT9wBG
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  • 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 ...
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  • Black bone marrow donors needed
    Among the 10,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or other life-threatening blood illnesses each year, black people have the lowest chance of finding a donor for a bone marrow transplant. “I call it the genetic powerball,” said ...
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BING SEARCH:
  • Side Effects of Donating Bone Marrow | eHow
    Side Effects of Donating Bone Marrow. Bone marrow donation secures healthy blood cells to transplant into a patient with leukemia or another blood disorder.
    05/28/2015 - 4:43 pm | View Website
  • BlackBoneMarrow.com | 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.
    05/28/2015 - 2:27 pm | View Website
  • Myths and facts about bone marrow donation
    Be The Match provides support and information every step of the way. There are two methods of donation: peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) and bone marrow.
    05/28/2015 - 12:47 pm | View Website
  • How to Donate Bone Marrow: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
    Know the difference between donating PBSC and donating bone marrow. There are two main types of bone marrow donation. The first is an actual bone marrow donation ...
    05/28/2015 - 9:27 am | View Website
  • National Marrow Donor Program
    Headquarters for this non-profit organization providing bone marrow, blood stem cell, and umbilical cord blood transplants for patients around the world from ...
    05/27/2015 - 4:30 pm | View Website
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