In 2012, Good Morning America anchorwoman Robin Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disease resulting from chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. Though bone marrow donors are few, especially for African-American women, Roberts could count on her sister for the life-saving donation.
Roberts’ full story is featured in the Fall 2014 issue of UVA’s family health magazine, Vim & Vigor. Check it out for stories about:
- Getting tested for pancreatic cancer and new breakthroughs in the field
- 10 steps to a healthier heart
- At-home strength training for older adults
- Adrian Chance, one of the few people to survive two cardiac arrests