"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts has received a bone marrow transplant from her sister, Sally-Ann, to treat the bone and blood disease MDS.
Roberts (in a Facebook photo, left) went on medical leave from the show to prepare for Thursday's transplant. She appeared tired but determined as her colleagues and "GMA" cameras visited her hospital room. She endured chemotherapy for ten days before the treatment to prepare her system to accept her sister’s stem cells.
In the procedure, her doctor injected her with millions of her sister's stem cells using a syringe. The process took only five minutes.
"Sally, you're in me," Roberts said told her sister after the injection.
"I will now wait and anxiously watch and see what happens," Roberts added. "In the next seven to 10 days my counts will continue to go up and we’ll be on to phase three, which will be get out of here. Get out of here. Go home."
Roberts, 51, said in June that she was diagnosed with the blood and bone-marrow disease myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS. She successfully battled breast cancer five years ago.
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