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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  • Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation
    One in 100 donors will receive the call that they are a possible match for a specific patient, and asked if they will proceed to the next level --- confirmatory typing.
    09/15/2014 - 1:10 pm | 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 ...
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  • Fewer African Americans Are Bone Marrow Donors | Afro
    Sheldon Mba, an African-American junior at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., knows firsthand how short life can be.…
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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Bone Marrow Donation
    I need to have my HLA (human leukocyte antigen) typing done for my friend/relative who needs a transplant but I do not want to be part of the registry.
    09/15/2014 - 3:31 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.
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