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Date:2/13/2009

The study was expected to be presented Friday at an American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation meeting in Tampa, Fla.

"We have done a terrific job in this country of increasing the number of volunteer donors listed in the National Marrow Donor Program registry over the past several years," Prasad said. "But the fact remains that, for many patients, finding a matched donor can be difficult. Ethnic and racial minorities have the hardest time finding a fully matched donor."

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The National Marrow Donor Program has more about cord blood transplants.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Duke University Medical Center, news release, Feb. 13, 2009


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