How bad is it for ethnic groups
According to statistics from Canadian Blood Services and Hema-Quebec, the Canadian national bone marrow registries, Caucasians will almost always find a match. But Latinos, Asians, indigenous peoples, South East Asians and those from black communities are left very exposed. Why? Because all these communities are under-represented in the worldwide stem cell donor registries. That’s basically saying that of two people with the exact same disease, the person who isn’t white has a much smaller chance of surviving. And at Swab The World, we simply cannot accept this.