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Black bone marrow donors needed

July 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Among the 10,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or other life-threatening blood illnesses each year, black people have the lowest chance of finding a donor for a bone marrow transplant. Continue Reading

U.S. marrow donor program touting 50,000 transplants

November 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The program operates the Be The Match Registry, the Internet registry of potential donors of bone marrow and umbilical cord blood. The transplants help treat diseases, including leukemia and lymphoma.
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Dickinson resident to donate marrow

April 15, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson resident Mandie Disspain, 22, will be traveling more than 500 miles at the end of April to save the life of someone she has never met.
Disspain is on a national donor registry and her bone marrow came up as a match for a 17-year-old girl who is in great need for a transplant. Continue Reading