Robin Roberts is an American television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC's morning show Good Morning America. She was treated with breast cancer five years ago, but has a new health issue on her hand. She confirmed that she had blood and bone marrow disorder and would be beginning chemotherapy treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS. It is also expected that she would get a bone marrow transplant sometime this fall.
Her older sister, Sally Ann Roberts, who is also an anchor, is the most likely candidate to donate marrow. Sally Ann was obliged that she has marrow that her sister can sue and that she can be of any help to ensure that her sister can get well. She said, “I’m just so very grateful that I did match her because there are many, many people right now who are dying for a match and have no one in their family who are eligible”.
Robin Roberts, on the other hand, is of the view all the attention that is being showered on her treatment can encourage other people to become donors of bone marrow which can easily help someone else with the disease. It is being said that this disease is a result of her breast cancer treatment.