Robin Roberts to receive Sally-Ann's bone marrow, Sally-Ann traveling to NYC

Robin Roberts to receive Sally-Ann's bone marrow, Sally-Ann traveling to NYC

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31: Singer fans hold up signs in support of ABC's Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on August 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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Posted on September 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 18 at 10:50 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - ABC News "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts is set to receive a bone marrow cell transplant from her sister, WWL-TV anchor Sally-Ann Roberts, on Thursday.

On Tuesday, Robin, who will undergo the transplant to battle MDS, or myelodysplastic syndrome, released a statement on her upcoming procedure:

Last Sunday to lift my spirits I threw a little party at my apartment for my “GMA” family. The next morning I walked through the hospital doors, with my guardian angels -- mom & dad -- back together and blazing a trail ahead of me. [Read the rest of her statement.]

Also on Tuesday, Sally-Ann shared her thoughts on her Facebook page:

Looking forward to returning to New York this week to be with Robin. Thank you for your prayers and positive messages of support through every step of this difficult process. Robin will receive the transfusion of my stem cells this week. Our sister Dorothy and I will be there to hold Robin's hands and pray. We are the sisters three!!!

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