New York, N.Y. (AP) – The anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America” who plans to get a bone marrow transplant this fall has started “Be The Match” to help others who need bone marrow.
Robin Roberts says her mother told her to "turn a mess into a message" and it appears she has done that.
After Roberts announced that she suffers from a blood and bone marrow disease, she
helped set up a bone marrow registry drive at ABC News headquarters in New York.
The CEO of Be The Match says some 15,000 people have registered since Roberts went public with her diagnosis. Jeffrey Chel says that's nearly four times the number that the registry normally would get during that time.
(Copyright Associated Press 2012)