July Is African-American Bone Marrow Awareness Month

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What are the Treatment Options?

Treatment can range from prescription drugs to blood transfusions or a bone marrow transplant. African-Americans have a greater challenge than people of other races in finding bone marrow matches because of generations of race mixing spanning North America, West Africa and Europe.

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