Monday, April 10, 2017

The Urgent Need for Black Bone Marrow Donors

An NBC News Editorial 

Thousands of people living with leukemia, sickle cell anemia and other blood cancers and disorders know that a cure is within reach. But for these patients, the cure isn't a "what" - but a "who." Finding the "who" can be quite challenging, especially for African Americans. This is because they have the most diverse genetic tissue types compared to other ethnicities.

Bone marrow donation offers a rare opportunity for people outside of the medical community to save lives. The Be The Match Registry® connects potential donors willing to give their bone marrow to patients with blood diseases. Many people are unaware of the registry or the impact it can make. Patients like Shaunise Robinson are all too aware. 

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Source: NBCBLK

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