Rex Crawley http://wesa.fm en Increasing African American Bone Marrow Donation & Continuing the Efforts of a Local Leader http://wesa.fm/post/increasing-african-american-bone-marrow-donation-continuing-efforts-local-leader <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following the deaths of three prominent black leaders in Western Pennsylvania, the need for bone marrow donors, especially in the African American community has come to light. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In an effort to increase awareness and register potential donors, </span>Daria<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Crawley<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an associate professor of management at Robert Morris University and Howard Russell of East Hills find that patients and families experience unique hurdles when searching for a donor. </span></p><p>Nadya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Dutchin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, National Account Executive for </span><a href="http://bethematch.org/About-Us/Global-transplant-network/Donor-centers/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Be the Match</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a global leader in bone marrow transplantation, says many potential donors are often uneasy about joining.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:59:39 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23132 at http://wesa.fm Increasing African American Bone Marrow Donation & Continuing the Efforts of a Local Leader Remembering Dr. Rex Crawley http://wesa.fm/post/remembering-dr-rex-crawley <p>Dr. Rex Crawley was a longtime professor at Robert Morris University and founder and co-director of the <a href="http://bmldi.weebly.com/">Black Male Leadership and Development Institute</a>.</p><p>He died last week of complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 49.</p><p><a href="http://wesa.fm/post/training-next-generation-african-american-leaders"><strong>We spoke with him in June</strong></a>, as the institute’s week-long workshops were getting underway and talked about the need for such an institution in Southwestern PA.</p><p>Dr. Crawley is survived by his wife, Daria and two sons, Xavier and Vaughan. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:01:01 +0000 Heather McClain 20693 at http://wesa.fm Remembering Dr. Rex Crawley