‘Cheek Week’ Seeks Donors to Join Marrow Donor Program

‘Cheek Week’ Seeks Donors to Join Marrow Donor Program

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‘Cheek Week’ Seeks Donors to Join Marrow Donor Program

As a stem cell transplant is the only curative treatment for sickle cell disease (SCD), a blood disorder that disproportionately affects Blacks and African Americans, “Cheek Week” is again calling for the participation and inclusion of donors from different ethnic backgrounds in the Be The Match registry, a U.S. marrow donor program. “Many people don’t know that race and ethnicity play a role in finding a matching donor,” Erica Jensen, said in a press release.…

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