Tag Archives: bone marrow

  • Robin Roberts’ Diagnosis Boosts Bone Marrow Donations

    Jun 26, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *As Robin Roberts waits for a bone marrow transplant this fall, news of the morning show anchor’s illness is helping others who need treatment, reports the AP. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] The national bone marrow donation registry Be The Match reported Tuesday the rate of new registrants has more than doubled since the “Good […]

  • It’s Time for African Americans to Step Up In the Fight For Life

    Jun 19, 12 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *According to ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the response to Robin Robert’s announcement that she was suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a rare syndrome also known as preleukemia, and needed a bone marrow transplant, has been tremendous.  “Good Morning America” broadcast that registration with the National Marrow Donor Program had gone up 1000 percent in […]

  • ‘Be the Match’ for African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month

    Jul 29, 11 by jeveal1 1 Comment

    *The top causes of death amongst African Americans are HIV/AIDS, cancer and cardiovascular health but now another issue is in store as bone marrow is up and coming. According to Be The Match, every year, more than 10,000 patients in the U.S. are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma, and their best […]

  • Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins Calls on African Americans to Step Up and Donate Bone Marrow

    Jun 29, 11 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *MINNEAPOLIS  –– Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins rose to fame as an actress, singer and member of the popular 90s musical group TLC – all while quietly battling sickle cell disease. Now, she is lending her famous voice to encourage people, especially those in the African American community, to join the Be The Match Registry® as potential […]

  • Video: 50 Cent Could Be a Hero and So Can You

    Aug 14, 10 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *He has a hard outer shell but he’s more like a soft teddy bear on the inside. Tough guy rapper, 50 Cent recently signed up to be a bone marrow donor when he heard that young “Lion King” actress was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Eleven-year-old Shannon Tavarez had a co-starring role as young Nala […]