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Medical Concerns and Race

2018-12-10T23:37:40+00:00December 10th, 2018|

  A debate is taking place on social media regarding medical concerns and the multiracial community. It is a life and death issue and should not be taken lightly. Some critics have stated that since race is a “social construct,” we are all the same biologically and there are no physical differences. Therefore, they believe, that any medical differences are non-existent and should not be studied further. They believe that the reason for not having racial classifications is that no human medical differences have been found. Project RACE finds the [...]

Multiracial Patients and Bone Marrow Donors

2018-03-14T08:29:50+00:00March 14th, 2018|

Minorities have lower chances of finding bone marrow donors Reporter Marilyn Deutsch PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - FOX 12 InvestigatorsBone marrow matches can save lives, but that cure for blood cancers depends on people being willing to donate their bone marrow. The chances of finding a donor vary greatly depending on race and ethnicity. For example, someone who is white has a 97 percent chance of finding a bone marrow match. However, someone who is African-American sees the chances go down to just 66 percent. A person who is mixed race or [...]

News From Be the Match

2016-07-20T07:06:13+00:00July 20th, 2016|

Generous Marrow Transplant Recipient Provides $50,000 in Matching Funds Bill Pomeroy (R), transplant recipient, with his wife and his marrow donor, Brent. Bill’s foundation, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, is sponsoring a $50,000 match offer to help transplant patients and their families. Give now. Through our matching gift campaign, you have an opportunity to do so much for patients in need. The William G. Pomeroy Foundation will match the first $50,000 received by July 31, for a total of $100,000. The money will be used to:   Add new members [...]

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