Marissa Ayala was conceived with the purpose of donating bone marrow to her older sister. Marissa was born April 4, 1990, 14 months later, the procedure was performed. NBC's Tom Brokaw and George Lewis report.
Southeastern Louisiana University junior Whitney Christy talks about her work finding bone marrow donors. Full story
The complex genetic makeup associated with mixed-race patients can make it difficult to find a bone marrow match because it’s necessary to find a donor with a similar race or ethnic background. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
Mother of three Doreen Flynn has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 which makes it illegal to buy and sell organs, including bone marrow. NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
This image released by ABC shows co-host Robin Roberts gesturing on the set as she returns for a trial run at "Good Morning America," Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in New York. In June, she disclosed that she had MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease. Her last day on "GMA" was Aug. 30 before she began ext
When Audrey Pollard joined the national bone marrow registry in 2003, she didn't think she would be contacted, or that she would be anyone's 'exact' match. Mark Worrall is glad Pollard was wrong.Worrall, who's from Birmingham, England, was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in September of