GMA's Robin Roberts thanks viewers

This Dec. 8, 2011 file photo shows ABC News personality Robin Roberts arriving to the opening night performance of the Broadway play "Stick Fly", in New York. On Monday, June 11, 2012, Roberts announced on "Good Morning America" that she has been diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the blood and bone marrow and was once known as preleukemia. She will start pre-treatment chemotherapy in advance of a bone marrow transplant later this year. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

September 20, 2012 10:10:12 AM PDT
Robin Roberts has thanked her viewers for their support as she faces a bone marrow transplant.

The "Good Morning America" co-anchor sent a video message taped from her New York hospital bed for airing on the program Thursday, which is the day she's set to have the transplant.

Declaring that "thoughts are so powerful," Roberts told her audience: "I feel the love and I thank you for it."

Roberts' transplant comes after 11 days spent in the hospital and eight days of chemotherapy to prepare her for the procedure. The donor is her older sister, Sally-Ann Roberts.

In June, the 51-year-old Roberts disclosed that she has MDS, a rare blood disorder.

Her last day on "GMA" was Aug. 30 before she began extended medical leave from the ABC morning show.


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