BeTheMatch Bone Marrow Donors Surge After 'GMA' Reunion

"GMA" host happy to see increased donors since show promoted cause to viewers.
3:00 | 08/23/12

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I'm ready to meet the man who saved my life. It gives us great pleasure to bring out christopher magoon, the man who saved erika's life. This was the moment so many people were talking about from yesterday. Erika, meeting christopher for the first time. He donated his bone marrow. Her leukemia is in remission. When erika said to him, you've given me back to my parents, given me back to my husband, to my children, it was a moment that a lot of people are talking about. We knew it was emotional here in the studio. We could see the crew and all in the audience respond to it. We did not know what was happening in america, though. Let me just show you the craziness that twitter caught up with. And folks, just getting involved immediately. This one, from kelley lebeaux. It says, robin roberts, you are truly an inspiration. I signed up with be the match to be a donor today. And we noticed a trend. This was where many women on twitter said they had to go back upstairs and get ready for work all over again. Let me read this one from julie collins. "Gma," robin roberts, bone marrow donor and recipient meet for the first time. Mascara alert. They were trying to find tissues for me outside. We saw be the match. Huge results yesterday. Actual people becoming donors. That's a daily average, 300. Look what happened yesterday. 1,233 registrations, just 1 day after seeing that piece. We heard something from christopher. I was struck by it when we discussed everything. Being a donor, you associate excruciating pain with it. But in fact, it is so much easier than I think a lot of people think. I know your sister's going to go through it. But you can do it. I walked through it with my sister who is back here in new york. She's doing her prepwork. There's daily medications to simulate -- I love her. To stimulate her stem cells. It's like a blood transfusion for the donor. You get to watch tv and people treat you really well. You can find out more about becoming a bone marrow donor on ]Here

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