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Exactly one year ago, Robin Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant…and became an inspiration to millions of people.

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“I learned when I was first diagnosed with MDS that many in the transplant community consider the anniversary of their bone marrow transplant to be their new birthday,” Robin said.

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Robin, 52, underwent the  transplant on Sept. 20, 2012, when she was injected with a syringe carrying cells donated by her sister Sally-Ann, according to Dr. Gail Roboz, an oncologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

READ: Robin Roberts Diagnosed With MDS

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