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African American Marrow Donors Needed

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

(Examiner.com) According to BeTheMatch.org, many African American patients with Sickle Cell Anemiacannot find marrow donors. There are 8 million people on the Be The Match Registry but only 7% are African American. Sarah Brooks Horan of the National Marrow Donor Programprovided information to assist African Americans with completing a donor application. There is a shortage of African American on the registry said Sarah Horan. “Assisting with the completion of donor applications is giving patients a chance to survive.”

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