He donated 9 million bone marrow cells to Paul, who only needed 6 million. The risks and warnings of donating marrow have daunted many prospective donors, but African-American donors are very much so needed.

“They said some siblings have pulled out,” says Lou. Bone marrow transplants are necessary to cure certain cancers, including leukemia. Lou says despite the risks and procedure, he’d do it again. “I’d die for my brother,” he says.

Full Force hits the road this fall, with a show at BB King’s in New York City. The House Party Reunion Concert happens on September 6, with Kid and Play.

Click here for more info on joining the National Bone Marrow registry. 

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