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.

Ethnicity of Canadian patients awaiting stem cell translplants

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.