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African Americans face low odds of finding bone marrow match without more people on the Registry

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July is African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month. It was designated by Congress to address the critical need for more African American bone marrow donors. According to the Be the Match Registry, Black patients have the lowest odds of finding a match compared to all other populations. 

For those who would like to help patients still waiting for a match, like Frieda Wooley of Columbus, there is Bone Marrow Registry Drive this Saturday, July 19 from 9am until 2pm at the Delta House located at 4925 Forest Road.  You can get your cheeks swabbed and give blood at the annual Delta-Omega Blood Drive.

Teresa Whitaker

In addition to co-anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts weeknights, Teresa serves as the Healthwatch reporter for WRBL. More>>

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