Wellness Wednesday: Minority Donors, Pelotonia, Childhood Cancer
African Americans make up 13% of the US population but 30% of the people waiting for organ transplants. This hour we’ll discuss why the need for minority donors is so great. And some OSU scientists are fighting cancer one mile at a time. We’ll hear about their medical and bicycle training. Plus we’ll look at a new piece of the childhood cancer puzzle.
- Dr. Clive Callender, Director Emeritus, Howard University Transplant Program, and Founder of Minority Donor Awareness Week
- Andrew J. Smith, principal at Maybury Elementary, organ donor
- Taylor Brooks, undergraduate Pelotonia research fellow
- Dr. Sameek Roychowdhury, professor of oncology at OSU, Pelotonia participant
- Dr. Peter J. Houghton, director of the Center for Childhood Cancer at The Research Institute, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Fifth annual Pelotonia Ride kicks off Friday, August 9.