Robin Roberts Doing Well After Bone Marrow Transplant (VIDEO)
Robin Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant on Thursday, and is doing well. The procedure took five minutes to complete, but Roberts still has a journey ahead of her.
The Good Morning America anchor was injected with her sister Sally Ann’s bone marrow cells in a bid to battle a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome. The next 7-10 days are crucial for her recovery. She says she’s feeling “energized” and wishes to go home soon.
Dr. Gail Roboz, Robin’s oncologist, says they check her blood several times a day with the hopes of seeing an increase in the white blood cell count. If the white blood cells continue to be at the preferred level, this means the stem cells are taking well to her body, and Roberts can go home. Dr. Roboz says they are also keeping a lookout for possible infections.
“We are wanting every day to be a good day, but we are ready for some bumps in the road,” says Dr. Roboz. Roberts is in high spirits. She was surrounded by friends and family before and during her transplant.