Thursday, September 20, 2012

Get Swabbed

Today is GMA host Robin Roberts's "new birthday." She is undergoing a bone marrow transplant to treat the myelodysplastic syndrome she developed as a result of breast cancer treatment. Her donor is her sister, which is actually fairly rare as there is only a 35% chance that a recipient will have a sibling that is a suitable match. And as intense as the preparation for this procedure is for the recipient, I think Robin's got the right attitude:  You have to change the way you think, in order to change the way you feel.

Which brings us to our regularly-scheduled plea to get swabbed and register as a bone marrow donor! AND

Research shows that younger donors are best for patients because they provide the greatest chance for transplant success. But by all means, if you're between 45 and 60, please register as well!

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