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12:33 PM on 07/07/2012
unrelentless?
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BlueZoo
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01:18 PM on 07/07/2012
LOL! No such word but Roberts, a journalist, should have known that; however, considering the nature of the day and what her sister was doing for her, she deserves a pass on this one.
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oldwolf49
Religion is a tool of the evil.
12:31 PM on 07/07/2012
A private family moment turned into a media event, I truly do despise some Americans.
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BVictor1
Chicago, My kind of town...
12:55 PM on 07/07/2012
She's showing people the fight.

She's bringing attention to the disease.

What's to despise about that?
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redisfaster
Your six is clear
01:33 PM on 07/07/2012
the way I read it, he or she despises the comments, not Robin. If I'm wrong, then I take back the comment I made that hasn't shown up yet
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roch20
"What you see is what you get"
12:58 PM on 07/07/2012
Take your chill-pill, buddy.
12:28 PM on 07/07/2012
people c'mon...she is emotional , scared and stressed!!! of course she is going to FKN cry!! anyone would if they know their life is at stake!!!
01:00 PM on 07/07/2012
All of our lives are at stake, we just don't know when, being young doesn't guarantee you anything. We need to be compassionate of everyone. Good luck to Robin and her isster.
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redisfaster
Your six is clear
01:34 PM on 07/07/2012
compassion is greatly needed these days. FF
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03:58 PM on 07/07/2012
Could also be emotional tears of joy. She has received an amazing amount of support.
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moboyle110
Audentes Fortuna Juvat
12:28 PM on 07/07/2012
Wish Robin and her family the best in their fight against this illness.
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Heracles
Man,you shoulda seen em kicking Edgar Allan Poe
12:20 PM on 07/07/2012
Robin Roberts is one of the classiest and sincerest hosts on all of television; a real sweet lady. I wish her complete success with her transplant. She deserves good health.
12:50 PM on 07/07/2012
She is consistently classy. A rare virtue for a media personality today. I echo the well wishes shown here. Stay strong, Robin.
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CLEMSONfan
Die Living
12:20 PM on 07/07/2012
This woman is the epitome of class, get well soon Robin.
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captnEarl
12:19 PM on 07/07/2012
Robin is precious beautiful person
01:04 PM on 07/07/2012
and for the record, is gay. And why that matters is because the right wrongfully look down on gay people as either "sinners" or less than human beings. Ms. Roberts is a credit to her race, both human and Black, and to her sexual identity. We should all be so lucky.
01:59 PM on 07/07/2012
I just knew someone would play the gay card. What that has to do with this story is beyond me.
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idisVA
12:18 PM on 07/07/2012
We wish you the best. What else is a good sister to do but to extend the gift of life to a sister.
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Holly Smoke
Humor is the best defense for absurdity.
12:15 PM on 07/07/2012
Would you like to fight in court for your inheritance or saving your sister's life by giving part of you ???
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Hopalongpoppyseed
May you reap what you sow.
03:05 PM on 07/07/2012
Is English your first language?
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Holly Smoke
Humor is the best defense for absurdity.
04:11 PM on 07/07/2012
I would be honored if you rewrite my statement correctly.
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12:14 PM on 07/07/2012
I wish more Blacks would be tested and entered on the National Registry. The irony of it all...I was tested and entered in the registry approximately 15 years ago after they were searching for a perfect match for a little girl who had leukemia. Last year, while in Alaska (on a bucket list trip), I was finally contacted as a match to someone who need my marrow. Unfortunately, I have a blood cancer and was unable to donate. They promptly removed me from the registry, as they should. I don't think there is a little expense in getting tested...but we as Blacks need to get on the National Registry. Ms. Roberts is fortunate that her sibling is a perfect match. A lot of times, that is not the case. If you want to be an organ donor...this is a good way of helping others without necessary losing an organ. It can be a uncomfortable process--harvesting stem cells for a transplant--but definitely--a rewarding one.
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12:45 PM on 07/07/2012
Excellent message. God bless you in your own fight against cancer. I am sure you, like Robin, will win this fight!!

God speed!
01:01 PM on 07/07/2012
Loads of people, particularly poor people do not know about the registry. However there have been many athletes with family members at risk who have held events getting people to sign up for the registry. We should observe here that many people of all races do not sign up for the registry for a myriad of reasons.
MHT73
words matter
12:11 PM on 07/07/2012
I'm so glad to hear that Robin HAS a perfect match, and it's a wonderful silver lining to her condition that it's increasing the donor registry. Best of luck to everyone, may it all work out.
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Daphine Johnson
12:10 PM on 07/07/2012
Living donors are a blessings and angels to those who need organs, tissues to live a better quality of life. Thanks to donors such as Sally Ann and many others we salute your courage and unselfish love!
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11:57 AM on 07/07/2012
I don't get how she can be so emotional about her sister being a donor, it sounds like the process is so difficult for a donor and it isn't. They just need to take blood tests and then have there blood transferd into a machine that separates the stem and T-cells. It is not an intrusive procedure for the donors. It is really easy for them. She should talk about that instead of making people think that it is so difficult to donate. I am disappointed in her dialogue as a bone marrow survivor myself and had my brother come and donate for me.
MHT73
words matter
12:27 PM on 07/07/2012
The great majority aren't simple blood transfers. Bone marrow is surgically removed from the pelvic bone, under anesthesia. Lucky for your brother that he was able to help you without going through that.
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01:31 PM on 07/07/2012
That is not the rule, that sometimes is the case with smaller children, I've been through this process and people need to make others aware that the process to donate is quite easy for the donor.
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Lady Lithia
Etiquette and Protocol...
01:49 PM on 07/07/2012
My experience with bone marrow transplants begins and ends with my sister's 4 year old daughter and 9 month old baby son. Her daughter was the perfect match her son needed, and it was a VERY traumatic and painful thing for both. I can't say I know anything beyond how it was for two small children to be a part of this. But the process is difficult and emotionally fraught for both individuals involved.
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syllable
12:31 PM on 07/07/2012
Are you talking about a blood donation? which is different than a.bone marrow donation.
04:44 PM on 07/07/2012
Sounds like he was talking about platelets - which is no walk in the park, as you have to be hooked up for apheresis, but still nowhere nearly as painful as bone marrow.
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