We often come across corroborating evidence that matching bone marrow for African Americans and mixed race families continues to be an uphill battle. The stories of young people who suffer through grueling treatments because a match cannot be found are heart-breaking.
If you are reading this, and you are African American, of mixed race origin, or even part of an ethnic community with a small population in the US, please think of registering in the bone marrow registry. In the article referenced above a nurse retells how her colleagues nearly dragged her kicking and screaming to register. Ultimately, she was a match and was able to donate.
It really makes a difference. Please consider this if you haven’t already registered. And don’t take my word for it! See our previous posting on Shaq and see what he says!