Robin Roberts, anchor on the Good Morning America show, has suffered through her share of serious health problems.
Just five years ago Roberts went into remission following breast cancer, but the TV star recently revealed she has more tough news to deal with.
Fortunately, she does not have to deal with it alone.
Roberts announced on the morning show in early June that she has been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome.
Appealing to the human heart in all of us, Roberts encouraged readers of the ABC blog to sign themselves up on a donor registry such as bethematch.org.
And boy did she get a response.
Be the Match Registry, based out of Minneapolis, disclosed their typical daily sign up to be around 200 to 300 people.
But within just a few hours of Roberts’ encouragement the website saw over 3600 people register as donors.
The Good Morning America star hopes to increase her chances as well as others battling the disease of finding a bone marrow match through increased awareness and participation on such donor registry sites.
Roberts remains optimistic, saying "My doctors tell me I'm going to beat this — and I know it's true."
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