But I’m only registering for MY country’s registry. What make this process international?
There are 57 countries that have one or several national stem cell and bone marrow registries. But instead of working in silos, they decided that linking their registries could give them access to way more potential donors. This allows patients from all over to tap into a larger number of DNA samples, increasing their chances of finding their perfect match. The expression cellmates takes on a whole other meaning, doesn’t it?
You can access the complete list of donor countries here.