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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 […]

 
BMRN in the New York Times

BMRN in the New York Times

Finding a Match, and a Mission: Helping Blacks Survive Cancer

 
The Lancet Covers BMRN Launch

The Lancet Covers BMRN Launch

Nigeria’s bone marrow registry offers new hope to patients (also available in PDF) “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.”