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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ASK NEWS:
  • Blood Cancer Charity To Tackle Shortage Of Donors At London’s ... - Blacknet
    ... is needed .” “ The best stem cell (bone marrow) matches are when ... there are still not enough Black, Mixed Race and Minority Ethnic ...
    08/27/2015 - 7:29 am | View Link
  • Who are you? It depends on how you’re asked - UC Newswire
    ... led by UC San Francisco has found that when that information really matters – in connecting bone marrow donors to patients – the question...
    08/24/2015 - 11:38 am | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • South Africa: Needed
    South Africa needs black people to donate their bone marrow. According to the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) there are more than 67,000 donors and only 4,100 are black. Romy Saitowitz, public liaison for SABMR, says that thousands of children ...
    06/5/2015 - 3:21 am | View Link
  • Needed: Black bone marrow donors
    South Africa needs black people to donate their bone marrow. According to the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) there are more than 67 000 donors and only 4 100 are black. Romy Saitowitz, public liaison for SABMR, says that thousands of children ...
    06/4/2015 - 9:55 pm | View Link
  • Deadly shortage of black stem cell donors
    Black South Africans make up about 47 percent of all cancer patients but only 5 percent of donors in the nation’s bone marrow registry. The gap between those who may need bone marrow or stem cell transplants, and those able to provide them has deadly ...
    03/2/2015 - 8:38 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
    07/18/2014 - 9:55 am | View Link
  • Gift of Life Foundation "virtual gala" ditches the black tie
    The foundation that matches bone marrow donors with recipients will take "attendees" on a live-streaming tour through its Boca Raton facilities starting at 7 p.m. Sunday. The servers are robust enough to handle 233,000 attendees – nearly 300 times the ...
    06/20/2014 - 5:49 am | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • 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.
    09/2/2015 - 12:58 am | View Website
  • 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 ...
    09/2/2015 - 12:51 am | View Website
  • My Personal Experience in Donating Bone Marrow/Stem Cells ...
    I recently had the life-changing experience of becoming a bone marrow donor (more specifically, a peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donor). As I learned more
    09/1/2015 - 10:56 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.
    09/1/2015 - 11:43 am | View Website
  • Requirements for Donating Bone Marrow | eHow
    Bone marrow is most often donated voluntarily for transplantation into a friend, loved one or stranger in need. Bone marrow transplants can treat blood diseases ...
    09/1/2015 - 6:21 am | View Website
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