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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  • 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 ...
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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
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  • 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
    Currently the bone marrow registry consists of 70 percent Caucasian donors with minority groups representing 30 percent. “Whenever someone like Robin Roberts comes along, it’s a gift for us. People really ‘get it’ because they understand who exactl ...
    01/25/2013 - 3:07 am | 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 ...
    07/21/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • 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.
    11/30/2016 - 8:48 pm | 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.
    11/29/2016 - 2:51 pm | View Website
    The British Bone Marrow Registry is a division of the NHS Blood and Transplant, working in co-operation with the other UK bone marrow/blood donor registries and the ...
    11/29/2016 - 12:28 pm | View Website
  • 25 years of bone marrow donors in SA
    SA’s Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) is celebrating 25 years of successfully securing bone marrow stem cell transplants for 383 patients. South Africans with blood ...
    11/29/2016 - 10:33 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.
    11/28/2016 - 11:46 am | View Website
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