Robin Roberts out and about after release from hospital

ABC anchor Robin Roberts stepped outside her New York apartment 21 days after she underwent a bone marrow transplant at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Roberts, 51, was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a rare blood disorder similar to blood cancer (leukemia). It is believed she contracted the disease from radiation therapy treatments for breast cancer.

Roberts underwent chemotherapy treatments last month to destroy her immune system to prepare her body for the new bone marrow transplant. Chemotherapy kills rapidly dividing cells, including hair roots resulting in hair loss from the scalp and eyebrows.

Roberts’ sister, Sally Ann, donated the bone marrow which was transplanted into Roberts’ body via an intravenous infusion. Roberts must wear a mask as her immune system rebuilds itself. Dr. Sergio Giralt explained that Roberts’ immune system is “literally 21 days old.”

“There is NO place like HOME!,” Roberts exclaimed as she arrived home Thursday from the hospital with her sisters Sally Ann and Dorothy.

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    • Xena68

      :pray: for Robin get better soon :)

    • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

      Stay Healthy Robin GOOD FOR YOU!

    • A.J.

      wishing and praying for a speedy recovery.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBrmhl70e38 Unpredictable

      :pray: for a speedy recovery

    • luVn_liFe…

      Im :happy: for Robyn,shes going to be just fine!

    • prynsexxx

      Almighty bless her heart. :pray: :woohoo:

    • SamIAMnotHAM

      :wails:
      this makes me sad and happy. Silver lining she’s out and about hopefully the hard part is over.

    • San

      Cancer sucks. I would be scared to do anything with my immune system rebuilding

    • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

      Im on my phone and only saw a portion of the title and I thought it was going to say:
      “Roberts out the closet.”

      Good for her with her health and chit.

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhs97yBYZ9rGSCt3MB YOUR NAME HERE!

      YAY! `

    • Gigi26

      She will make it…she’s a toughie :yes:

    • Anna

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      Im on my phone and only saw a portion of the title and I thought it was going to say:
      “Roberts out the closet.”

      ~~~~~~~~~
      Me too. :lol:

    • Anna

      San says:

      Cancer sucks. I would be scared to do anything with my immune system rebuilding

      ~~~~~~~
      I thought the same thing, but if you were so close to dying, living is all you want to do.

    • MissHarlem

      My job did the damn thing :yahoo: happy for her

    • Ty

      Great!!! :applause:

      I :love: Robin She is definitely a strong woman :yes:

    • YSoSrs

      Good for Robin. I like her.

    • LuvMySailor

      I’m glad she is doing well!!

    • VDot

      :pray: for her continued recovery!

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ Man, I just don’t care™ and Anna: She’s already out of the closet.

    • YSoSrs

      :newpost: :newpost:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ MissHarlem: Cool, you work at Sloan-Kettering? Have you seen Robin in the halls yet?

    • MissHarlem

      SANDRA yes I do. I see a lot of celebrities but I shall never tell :lol: HIPPA will be on a sista if I do

    • lnp03

      Praying for a speedy recovery! Bless you Robin Roberts!

    • Daisy

      God Bless Robin :pray: So glad to see that she is doing well on her road to recovery such a blessing!