Thanksgiving Inspiration: Bone Marrow Donation Stories

Robin Roberts inspires others to give the gift of life.
2:13 | 11/22/12

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colleague, robin roberts, who is recovering a bone marrow transplant, watching at home. Throughout this journey, he has inspired so many people to become donors. On this thanksgiving morning, we look at how bone marrow transplants are giving others the most precious gift, the gift of life. The gift of life is so precious. Oh. Reporter: And it doesn't get any clearer than when someone, whether it's family, friend or stranger becomes a bone marrow donor. We saw that firsthand here on "gma," when erica turnen, a wife and mother of two, met her bone marrow donor, university graduate christopher magun, for the first time. It's been those personal fights that inspired robin. And she shared these thoughts with her sister and donor, sally-ann. What do you want to come out of all of this? The bigger picture here is getting the word out about the need for bone marrow donors. Reporter: And so many of you have answered the call. Since robin's announcement in june, over 56,000 people have been registered online with bethematch.Org to be potential donors. Including students from her alma mater, southeastern louisiana university. Robbins for robin. It's southeastern. Your your ail malma hatter. I like the swabbing for robin. And the football game. And it brought tears of joy to my eyes. Reporter: We are so moved by all the stories we've heard. Like siblings, will and kate bogut, who both received life-saving bone marrow transplants. To go out and donate bone marrow like that. And an connelly, who was a match for a young japanese girl who called her to say thanks. I love you. I love you. The happiest thanksgiving, dear, sweet robin. And thanks to much to everybody who signed up with bethematch.Org. Send us your team robin photos on goodmorningamerica.Com on yahoo! We'll have them for them.

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