National Marrow Donor Program Increases Cord Blood Units Available for Life-Saving Transplants

Addition of Public Cord Units Grows Cord Blood Registry by 20 Percent
Now listed on the NMDP Registry are units from the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.; the StemCyte Taiwan National Cord Blood Center; and the ZKRD German National Registry.
As a result, the NMDP has expanded access and increased the diversity of its public cord blood Registry to more than 36,000 units from 13 member U.S. cord blood banks and two cooperative affiliations to provide the single largest listing in the United States. These new units represent a diverse racial and ethnic mix that will increase the number of minority units, including a 37 percent increase in the number of Black and African American units.

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