Mary Halet, the director of recruitment and community development for Be The Match, interviewed searching patient Imani Cornelius for a video feature on Black Radio Network.
The accompanying article states that Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins of TLC is joining the effort to add more people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to the Be The Match Registry. Those registered can help patients like 11-year-old Imani Cornelius find a life-saving match.
It is difficult for biracial patients like Imani to find a match because patients are most likely to find a match within their own racial or ethnic heritage.
Dr. Jeffrey W. Chell, chief executive officer of the National Marrow Donor Program, encourages more people to volunteer to be marrow donors so that every patient in need can find a life-saving donor.