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Topic - Jeffrey Chell
"Good Morning America" cameras were there last week when co-host Robin Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant. So were her colleagues Diane Sawyer and Sam Champion, wearing surgical masks and singing songs of encouragement. All of it was on the next day's show, along with a detailed interview with Roberts' doctor.
A national bone marrow donation registry said the rate of new registrants has more than doubled since ABC News' Robin Roberts said she will need a transplant.
Roberts has encouraged viewers to register as bone marrow donors and some 44,000 people have done so since she revealed her illness in June, said Jeffrey Chell, CEO of Be The Match, a Minnesota-based registry.
Some 210,000 wrist bands have been sold, helping to fund research, outreach and treatment of people who need transplants, he said.