This Woman Wants To Help Increase Diversity In Bone Marrow Donors
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27 And In Need Of A Bone Marrow: You Could Be The Cure

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  1. BBanks says:

    Great Article. I hope the word gets out more to the black community. My mom was diagnosed with aml (leukemia). I hosted a donor drive, and stressed the importance for us to be donors. And got responses like, “I need my bone marrow.” “I can’t go through all of that!” At the end we got about 40 donors registered. My mom was on the list for over a year and never found a full match. My brother and I were half matches and I was selected to donate my bone marrow. I can’t say my recovery was as easy as CJ describes, but I’m petite so I’m not sure if that has something to do with it, and like he says at the end its worth it. They took about 16 ounces of my bone marrow from both sides of my back hip. Unfortunately, my mom’s body rejected it and she had to continue to go through numerous rounds of chemo and radiation. March 7th will be a year since she passed. I miss her so much.

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    1. Thank you. I hope so too. Honestly, I had no idea how important it was that we specifically get out there and sign up as donors. It didn’t register to me initially that matches had to share ancestry. It’s incredible that you went through the process to do what you could to help. I’m so sorry that that happened to your mother. You have my deepest condolescences. Peace and love to you and stay strong Queen.

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    2. Marcie says:

      Please accept my condolences to you and your family. I’m so sorry that your mother had to go through that.

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