Essential Pittsburgh
7:46 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Tuesday Rundown: Spotlighting the Need for Bone Marrow Donation

Taking cheek swabs for the National Bone Marrow Registry
Credit mjecker / flickr

These topics air Tuesday January 21, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. To leave a question or comment before or after the show dial 412-256-8783. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002. More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.

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Bone Marrow Registry
The deaths of three prominent black leaders in Western Pennsylvania has put the spotlight on the need for bone marrow donors, especially in the African American community.  We’ll discuss the efforts to increase awareness and register potential donors with Daria Crawley, an associate professor of management at Robert Morris University and Howard Russell of East Hills. Also taking part in the conversation is Nadya Dutchin, National Account Executive for Be the Match, a global leader in bone marrow transplantation.

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Business Tips On Car Buying
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