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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  • Campaign Targets Potential Black Bone Marrow Donors
    A campaign launches Monday to encourage more African Americans to donate blood and register as potential bone marrow donors. The 10 a.m. kickoff event at Underground Books, 2814 35th Street, will feature Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Debbie Meador, a ...
    05/13/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Ariana Grande Stuns in a Black Gown for the Delete Blood Cancer DKMS Gala
    Singer Ariana Grande stepped out for a night on the red carpet on Thursday (May 5), as she attended the 2016 Delete Blood Cancer DKMS Gala in New York City ... to help fund the registration of bone marrow donors across the country, which will help the ...
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  • Bromley man appeals for bone marrow donors to register in memory of stepson who spent six years waiting for transplant
    A Bromley man who has dedicated the last 20 years to finding bone marrow donors after his stepson’s long struggle with leukaemia is running the London marathon to raise money for the trust he set up. Orin Lewis OBE, 58, is running in honour of Daniel De ...
    04/14/2016 - 12:13 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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    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.
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  • | 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.
    05/20/2016 - 9:49 pm | View Website
  • Side Effects of Donating Bone Marrow | eHow
    Side Effects of Donating Bone Marrow. Bone marrow donation secures healthy blood cells to transplant into a patient with leukemia or another blood disorder. The ...
    05/20/2016 - 9:42 pm | View Website
    What is the British Bone Marrow Registry? The British Bone Marrow Registry is a division of NHS Blood and Transplant, working in co-operation ...
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  • 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 ...
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