7,600 Donations With China's Bone Marrow Bank

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7,600 donations with China's bone marrow bank

The China Marrow Donor Program (CMDP) announced that it had enlisted 2.5 million potential donors and facilitated more than 7,600 hematopoietic stem cells donations by the end of August, the Beijing Youth Daily reported Wednesday.

BEIJING, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Sep, 2018 ) :The China Marrow Donor Program (CMDP) announced that it had enlisted 2.5 million potential donors and facilitated more than 7,600 hematopoietic stem cells donations by the end of August, the Beijing Youth Daily reported Wednesday.

Hematopoietic stem cells are the stem cells that give rise to all blood cell types. They are found in the bone marrow and used to treat blood diseases such as leukemia.

Over 300 donations were made for patients from more than 20 foreign countries and regions, said the CMDP at an event in Beijing to celebrate the 4th World Marrow Donor Day, falling on September 15.

The CMDP is a leading bone marrow bank established in 1992 by the Red Cross Society of China.

Losing contact with registered donors is one of many challenges for the program. According to the CMDP, doctors found many people on the donor register were a good match for their patients but failed to track them down because the donors changed their contact information, or they changed their minds and refused to donate.

Therefore, the CMDP made a public appeal calling for all registered donors to get in touch and remember to update their contact information.

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