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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  • Sickle cell no more - St Louis American
    ... teenager Andria “Lovie” Lloyd underwent a bone marrow transplant ... matches from potential donors (none ... in about 1 out of every 500 ...
    10/2/2014 - 12:09 pm | View Link
  • One Precious Drop Can Mean Life For Another - Los Angeles Sentinel
    ... marrow registry.  The African American Bone Marrow Registry will be at the blood drive to sign up donors. ... for Black and ethnic blood ...
    09/25/2014 - 3:01 pm | View Link
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  • 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
    07/18/2014 - 9:55 am | View Link
  • NCCU student, event seek to boost black bone-marrow donors
    DURHAM — Every year, more than 12,000 patients in the United States are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma for which a bone-marrow transplant or a transfusion of umbilical cord blood is their best or only hope of a cure.
    10/15/2013 - 7:08 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 ...
    01/25/2013 - 11:07 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 - 8:04 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 ...
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  • 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.
    10/1/2014 - 11:07 pm | View Website
  • Questions and answers about joining a bone marrow donor ...
    Joining a bone marrow registry could save a life. A City of Hope expert says thousands of patients yearly rely on unrelated donors for a transplant.
    10/1/2014 - 3:36 pm | View Website
  • | 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.
    10/1/2014 - 12:16 pm | View Website
  • How to Donate Bone Marrow: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
    Three Parts: Bone Marrow Donation Basics Registration and Matching Process Donation Process. Saving lives is easier than ever; you don't have to rescue someone who's ...
    10/1/2014 - 9:31 am | View Website
  • African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month
    Why We Started ABMW (Clip) from John Frierson on Vimeo. John C. Frierson of Detroit is the brainchild of African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month.
    10/1/2014 - 5:49 am | View Website
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