Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts to receive a bone marrow transplant today

(WXYZ) - Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts will receive a bone marrow transplant today from her sister, Sally-Ann.

The GMA host is battling Myelodysplastic Syndrome or MDS.  This is a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow and usually arises on its own. However, on occasion it can occur as a result of cancer treatment. 

Robin's past cancer treatment may be the cause.

For the past several months Robin has been undergoing chemotherapy in preparation for the bone marrow transplant.  

If you'd like to follow Robin's journey, check out her blog at http://gma.yahoo.com/robin/ .

You can also send her a message on twitter @RobinRoberts . Be sure to use the hashtag #TeamRobin .

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a bone marrow donor, visit http://marrow.org/Home.aspx .

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