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Robin Roberts Leaving 'Good Morning America' for Bone Marrow Transplant on Friday
Robin Roberts will take a medical leave of absence from Good Morning America following Friday's broadcast.
Her last week will pay special tribute to the 51-year-old anchor with a segment called "Robin's Journey," the show said Monday. Roberts revealed in June that she had been diagnosed with myelodisplastic syndrome, a rare form of leukemia.
"I'll begin the [transplant] process," Roberts explained to viewers on the air. "It still takes about 10 days after being admitted because there are some things you have to go through before the [bone marrow] transplant actually occurs."
Roberts will be receiving marrow from her sister.
Fatigued and in need of a rest, Roberts -- already a breast cancer survivor -- took a several-week leave of absence from GMA starting at the end of July; she returned Aug. 20.