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‘GMA’ Host Robin Roberts’ Next 5 To 10 Days Are ‘Crucial’ For Recovery

Tue, October 2, 2012 9:37am EDT by 2 Comments

The next several days will be very critical on how Robin Robert’s recovery will go. Robin, you’ve been so brave sharing your fight with the world — our thoughts are with you during this time.

Good Morning America host, Robin Roberts, successfully underwent a bone marrow transplant on Sept. 20th, but the battle against MDS isn’t over yet.

The upcoming days are critical for successfully beating the rare blood disease.

“She’s in a time frame now where the stem cells from the donor start to grow in. The earliest is 10 days and it could take up to 15 days,” Andrew Pecora, vice president of cancer services at Hackensack University Medical Center, tells the New York Post. “This is the crucial time to see whether the stem cells grow in or not.”

Robin received a transfusion, where the doctor injected millions of her bone marrow donor, sister Sally-Ann’s stem cells into Robin. The process took just five minutes. Doctors are now just waiting for the cells to grow in. 

“Once the cells grow in, she’s overcome the first set of hurdles,” Andrew tells The Post. 

Robin has taken time off from the GMA couch to recover, but we hope she’ll be back very soon. She’s been such a strong woman; we’re praying for her recovery.

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NY Post

More on Robin Roberts’ MDS Treatment:

  1. Robin Roberts Announces Final Day On ‘GMA’ — Taking Medical Leave For MDS Treatment
  2. Robin Roberts Leaving ‘Good Morning America’ For Bone-Marrow Transplant
  3. Robin Roberts’ MDS — Incredible Courage Facing Illness Is Inspirational