Information and facts about stem cell transplants in USA

Every year, more than 30,000 children and adults in the United States are diagnosed with a terminal illness, like Andy’s, which may be cured by stem cell transplant.
More than 70 diseases can be treated by a stem cell transplant.
In USA, around 170 transplants are carried out each month; 2,000 a year.
There are more than 5 million registered donors in the USA and over one thousand umbilical cords (June 2003).
Only 30% of patients find a donor within their family.
Approximately 25 thousand volunteers are registered in USA as donors each month, around 300 thousand a year.
Every three month, an average 500 umbilical cords are added.
There are over 430 thousand registered donors that are Hispanic.
Source: National Marrow Donor Program.
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Translation by Eugenia Gutierrez Ortiz Mena – Genesis Translations

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