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Why Does Ethnicity Matter - OtherHalf - Chinese Stem Cell Initiative

Why Does Ethnicity Matter?

A patient’s best chance of finding an unrelated stem cell donor is within his/her own ethnic group.

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. 

Ethnic Composition of Donor Registrants in the Canadian Blood Services Database
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If you are between the ages of 17-35, please register with Canadian Blood Services to become a potential stem cell donor. You can BE THE ONE to save a life!