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Robin Roberts to Leave 'GMA' Friday for Bone Marrow Transplant

The popular morning news anchor will begin the lengthy process next week.

The time has come for Good Morning America host Robin Roberts to take her final medical leave. The anchor will temporarily say goodbye this Friday as she begins to prepare for a bone marrow transplant next week. Roberts’ sister will be the donor.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Roberts told the world early this morning, “I’ll begin the [transplant] process. It takes about 10 days after being admitted because there are some things you have to go through before the [bone marrow] transplant actually occurs.”

This will be Roberts’ second medical leave this summer. She took a brief time off in July after suffering from fatigue. She returned to the air on August 20.

In June, the breast cancer survivor revealed that she was diagnosed with myelodisplastic syndrome, a disease of the blood and bone marrow. “My doctors tell me I’m going to beat this — and I know it’s true,” said Roberts at the time. “When I faced breast cancer, your prayers and good wishes sustained me, gave me such hope and played a major role in my recovery. In facing this new challenge, I ask humbly for more prayers and love — and I will keep you in mine and update you regularly on my condition.”

We’re rooting for you Robin! Get well soon.

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