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New African Bone Marrow Registry

Bone marrow transplants, or hematopoietic stem cell transplantations (HSCT), treat more than 70 different diseases, including some types of leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell anaemia.


New Facebook Page for Bone Marrow Registry in Nigeria

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Nigeria Launches Bone Marrow Registry

February 24, 2012 marked the launch of the first bone marrow registry in Nigeria, and only the second such registry in all of Africa. This launch was a milestone step in the country’s efforts to treat cancer patients throughout Africa and the world.


Seun Adebiyi Creates First Bone Marrow Registry in Nigeria

NYSCF sends congratulations to aspiring 2014 Winter Olympian, lawyer, and friend of the organization Seun Adebiyi for his lifesaving work in creating the first bone marrow registry in Nigeria.

Nigerian Bone Marrow Registry an ‘Important Milestone’

Nigerian Bone Marrow Registry an ‘Important Milestone’

The Nigerian bone marrow registry hopes to boost matches between donors and patients, reports Irin News of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. .


Nigerian Graduate Breaks Fresh Ground on Cancer Therapy

Before cord blood became common in the 1990s, blacks almost never found matches. “In 1990, we only found six matches for African-Americans, and all of them had typical European genes,” Dr. Pablo Rubinstein said.


Nigeria’s First Bone Marrow Registry Offers New Hope to Patients

The launch of a national bone marrow registry in Africa’s most populous nation will help black patients with blood cancers across the continent and worldwide. Tony Kirby reports.


Olympic Hopeful Improves Bone Marrow Registries in Nigeria

Struggling to find a match after being diagnosed with leukemia, Seun Adebiyi turned to his native Nigeria to do a bone marrow drive, but he was told that he couldn’t hold one because Nigeria didn’t have a registry. He’s now made it his mission to start one.


Nigeria’s Bone Marrow Registry Offers Hope to Patients

“There is a huge imbalance between the haves and the have-nots in cancer care, and the dividing line between these two groups runs along race, income, and geography. We have an opportunity now to close that gap, not just for cancer and sickle cell patients in Nigeria, but for black […]

NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin” Features BMRN

NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin” Features BMRN

When Seun Adebiyi was diagnosed with leukemia, he realized that it was not going to be easy to find treatment, tells NPR’s Michel Martin