Race and ethnicity in decisions about unrelated hematopoietic stem cell donation.

@article{Switzer2013RaceAE,
  title={Race and ethnicity in decisions about unrelated hematopoietic stem cell donation.},
  author={Galen E Switzer and Jessica G Bruce and Larissa Myaskovsky and Andrea M. DiMartini and Diana A Shellmer and Dennis L. Confer and Linda K Abress and Roberta J King and Allyson G Harnaha and Sibylle Ohngemach and Mary Amanda Dew},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2013},
  volume={121 8},
  pages={1469-76}
}
Large international registries of potential unrelated hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) donors, including the National Marrow Donor program (NMDP), continue to face difficulties finding matched donors for racial/ethnic minorities. One reason, in addition to the generally less common HLA types among minority patients, is the much higher registry attrition rate… CONTINUE READING