NEW YORK -- Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer or disease, but a cure exists.
You could be the match that helps a patient get the life-saving bone marrow transplant they need.
HOW TO BECOME A BONE MARROW DONOR: Be The Match or text GMA to 61474.
Ten years ago Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts was diagnosed with bone marrow myelodysplastic syndrome after beating breast cancer.
Luckily Robin's sister Sally-Ann was a perfect match for a blood stem cell transplant.
Robin recovered and is using her story to shed light on the struggle many patients face who are in desperate need of bone marrow transplants.
Eyewitness News anchor Shirleen Allicot sat down with Robin to reflect on the last decade and hear her call to action.
"I am so grateful for everyone who helped me get to this 10 year mark. And I am grateful that my mama taught me make your messenger message and that I have been able to to find the meaning behind why this was placed in my path and hopefully be able to help others who may have along the same path," Robin said.
We're going to have much more of that interview and share it with you in the days ahead.
About 70% of patients are still looking for their donor, and you could be the potential match to save someone's life.
All it takes is a simple sign-up and a simple swab.
If you're interested in joining the "Be the Match" registry follow the link and begin the registration process.
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