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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  • Be The Match® To Rally Black And African American Marrow Donors
    "Currently, individuals of Black and African American ancestry are underrepresented on the ... which is used to match patients with donors for bone marrow or cord blood transplants. Since HLA types are inherited, the best chance of finding a suitable ...
    06/19/2017 - 4:25 am | View Link
  • 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
  • Black marrow donors needed for Crawley to win his bout with cancer
    But Crawley said his ultimate dream is for Pittsburgh to be the founding city for a branch of the National Marrow Donors Program’s Black Bone Marrow registry. The branch would focus on the recruitment and management of Black bone marrow donors.
    10/31/2013 - 10:06 pm | View Link
  • Robin Roberts returns to 'Good Morning America,' but black bone marrow donors still needed
    While the GMA host’s medical journey has given hope and inspiration to many viewers, her story also sheds light on another important issue in the medical community that often goes overlooked — the lack of African-American donors in the bone marrow ...
    01/26/2013 - 2:08 pm | View Link
  • It’s as plain as black and white: African-American bone marrow donors are desperately needed
    It was extracted from his arm in a procedure similar to a blood donation (though bone marrow looks more like tomato soup than blood). Roberts is doing what she can to increase awareness of the need for more donors, and her African-American face on all ...
    01/14/2013 - 3:00 am | View Link
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  • | Why Race Matters
    Due to the lack of donors within the bone marrow donor pool... Karen Drayden (r.i.p.) ... Why Race Matters; Black Bone Marrow News; Real Stories; The Movement; Get ...
    05/19/2018 - 8:36 am | View Website
  • Bone Marrow Registry Pleads for African American Donors ...
    At least 3,000 Americans die each year because they cannot find a matching donor. Black History month is the perfect time to remind readers that African American marrow donors are desperately needed to help save lives.
    05/18/2018 - 4:41 am | 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.
    05/17/2018 - 10:29 pm | View Website
  • Tuskegee's ghosts: Fear hinders black marrow donation ...
    Story Highlights • Bone marrow more likely to match within ethnic groups • Blacks 8 percent of registered bone marrow donors, 12 percent of population
    05/16/2018 - 8:21 pm | View Website
  • Get Well Wednesday: African-Americans Need Bone Marrow ...
    African Americans have a great need for bone marrow donors.
    04/17/2018 - 10:43 pm | View Website
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