Saving lives

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Blood stem cell transplantation

has saved lives for more than 50 YEARS
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ONE MILLION transplants

of which currently ONE THIRD is from umbilical cord blood
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More than 80 DISEASES TREATABLE

including bone marrow failures, blood cancers, blood disorders, metabolic diseases, immune deficiencies and autoimmune diseases. See the full list here.

What are your chances of finding a blood stem cell donor in SA?

70%

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of patients in need of a blood stem cell transplant won’t have a sibling donor

Depending on a person’s tissue type, the chance of finding a bone marrow donor may be less than

1 in a 100 000

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Bone marrow transplants require a perfect tissue match in most cases

Only 75 000

healthy donors are registered on the South African Bone Marrow Registry

Reference:

National Cord Blood Program, http://www.nationalcordbloodprogram.org/patients/ncbp_diseases.pdf
https://parentsguidecordblood.org/en/diseases#standard