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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  • Match found for lymphoma patient - Rexburg Standard Journal
    ... national registry of bone marrow donors. Their goal was simple, find someone who could donate bone marrow ... family — were dressed in black ...
    07/3/2014 - 1:42 pm | View Link
  • #GivingTuesday 2014 Rallies Thousands of Networks, People and ... - IT Business Net
    #GivingTuesday 2014 Rallies Thousands of Networks, People and ... - BioPortfolio
    07/2/2014 - 2:01 pm | View Link
  • Misconceptions Keep Bone Marrow Registry from Attracting Diverse ... - NY1
    ... the need for bone marrow donors, NY1's Erin Billups takes a look at what goes into donating bone marrow ... participate within the black ...
    07/1/2014 - 6:01 am | View Link
  • Bone Marrow Registry's Lack of Diversity a Fatal Flaw - NY1
    ... to find a donor in the national Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry, Layne died ... awareness to help increase the number of black, Hispanic and ...
    06/29/2014 - 4:41 am | View Link
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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
    07/18/2014 - 9:55 am | View Link
  • Black Diamond boy given the gift of a ‘re-birthday’
    The diagnosis came back as Aplastic Anemia, which is, essentially, bone marrow failure. “We were admitted that ... I think that was one of the biggest reliefs for me, when I found out that he had donors available.” As for Ryan’s donor, for now ...
    07/13/2014 - 6:29 am | View Link
  • Robin Roberts returns to ‘Good Morning America,’ but black bone marrow donors still needed
    Robin Roberts returned to the set of Good Morning America yesterday morning for the first time since her bone marrow transplant this past September. The popular television host was diagnosed last year with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), a rare blood ...
    01/24/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • It’s as plain as black and white: African-American bone marrow donors are desperately needed
    Good Morning America host Robin Roberts knows how it feels to lose the lottery twice, then sort of win it. So does everyone in my family. Here’s how she lost twice: Roberts was diagnosed with pre-leukemia secondary to breast cancer, which means the ...
    01/13/2013 - 7:49 pm | 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 ...
    07/22/2012 - 10:09 am | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    07/22/2014 - 9:44 am | View Website
  • How to Donate Bone Marrow: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
    Know the difference between donating PBSC and donating bone marrow. There are two main types of bone marrow donation. The first is an actual bone marrow donation ...
    07/22/2014 - 6:23 am | View Website
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the transplantation of multipotent hematopoietic stem cells, usually derived from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or ...
    07/21/2014 - 8:29 pm | View Website
  • Bone marrow
    Bone marrow is the tissue comprising the center of large bones. It is the place where new blood cells are produced. Bone marrow contains two types of stem ...
    07/21/2014 - 1:12 pm | View Website
  • Side Effects of Donating Bone Marrow | eHow
    Most bone marrow donors experience some general side effects but can usually go home within a day of their surgery, according to the National Marrow Donor Program.
    07/21/2014 - 12:58 pm | View Website
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