Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, former member of famed R&B group TLC, published an article on The Root, encouraging more African-Americans to donate bone marrows for patients suffering with sickle-cell disease.
The singer battled with the disease since the 1990s, and while she has managed to treat it, she urges others to play a role in saving lives who suffer from more severe cases and are not as fortunate as her.
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While huge strides have been made, including 400,000 new potential donors being recruited this year, not all Americans can find marrow donors. This is especially true for African Americans, who make up only 7 percent of current registry members, and other racially and ethnically diverse patients.