Black People : Bone Marrow Donor

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Music Producer, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Music Producer

    Music Producer Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If you are an African American please take the time to become a Bone Marrow Donor. All that is required is a mouth swab, there should be money set aside for African Americans to join the program at your local Blood Donor Center. You could save another African Americans life.

    With the rise of cancer and know among African Americans we should not be told that Caucasians have a 90% chance of finding a Bone Marrow Donor match to cure their cancer but as an African American we only have a 20% chance because of low participation.

    This is your chance to make a difference.


    http://www.marrow.org/
    Peace and Love.
     
  2. blackeyes

    blackeyes Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wow 20%? now that's sad
     
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    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm donating for sure.
    This is very very important in our community!
     
  4. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I, for one, had absolutely NO idea there was such a significant racial difference between ones bone marrow's. No idea whatsoever. I need to rethink my entire view on donating/transplants etc. I've checked out the site - and took at peek at many others which go into more detail about the differences between the races when it comes to donations.. but one thing for sure.. I am in shock.

    Thanks for posting this, MP.
     
  5. Music Producer

    Music Producer Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you all

    Thank you all very much for responding, this is our opportunity to change one of those things and give ourselves a better advantage.

    Peace and Love.
     
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