Assessment of barriers to bone marrow donation by unrelated African-American potential donors.

@article{Laver2001AssessmentOB,
  title={Assessment of barriers to bone marrow donation by unrelated African-American potential donors.},
  author={Joseph H. Laver and Thomas C. Hulsey and Julia P G Jones and Michael D. Gautreaux and Julio C Barredo and Miguel R. Abboud},
  journal={Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={45-8}
}
African Americans have a lower registration rate for becoming potential bone marrow and stem cell donors. The same attitudes and behaviors are exhibited in regard to solid organ and blood donations, causing a serious under-representation of the African-American population in the donor pool. In our efforts to increase donor availability for African Americans through a project funded by the Medical University of South Carolina, we used a survey to determine the reasons African Americans do not… CONTINUE READING

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