Current Patients Situation
As of January 2020, there are a total of 845 patients in Canada waiting for a stem cell match, of which 35 are Chinese.
However, ethnically diverse donors like Chinese are greatly underrepresented in the global stem cell registry. Although Chinese make up 19% of the world population, only about 7% of the registered donors in the global stem cell registry are of Chinese origin. This makes it very difficult for Chinese patients to find a match.