Equality of access to transplant for ethnic minority patients

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Published: 7 Dec 2013
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Dr Robert Lown - University College London, UK

Dr Robert Lown presents data from a recent study during a press conference at the 2013 ASH Annual Meeting on access to transplant for ethnic minority patients.

Previous studies have shown that minorities are poorly represented in international donor panels and therefore minority patients are often unable to find a suitable donor. While the number of registered donors has increased significantly in recent years and the use of cord blood and haploidentical transplants as treatment solutions for minority patients has expanded, the impact of these strategies remains largely unclear.