A critical need for marrow donors
African Americans are facing a big challenge. Many African Americans fighting diseases like sickle cell anemia, leukemia and lymphoma can’t find marrow donors.
They need more African Americans to step up and join Be The Match marrow registry.
About finding a match
The tissue types used for matching patients with donors are inherited, so patients are most likely to find a match within their own racial or ethnic heritage.
There are 8 million people on the Be The Match Registry®, but only 600,000 -- or 7% -- are African Americans.
More people of African descent are urgently needed on the marrow registry so that more lives can be saved.
If you match a patient, you will be asked to donate in one of two ways. The more common method does not involve surgery.
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