Harder for multi ethnic groups to find bone marrow match

There are 74 000 bone marrow donors in South Africa.

Dr Charlotte Ingram from the South African Bone Marrow Registry talks about the difficulties for multi ethnic groups in finding a match.

There is a one in a 100 000 chance to find a match so it is difficult, but even more so for multi ethnic groups.

Dr Charlotte Ingram, SA Bone Marrow Registry

This article first appeared on 702 : Harder for multi ethnic groups to find bone marrow match


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