Chinese Stem Cell Initiative

A wonderful organization called “Chinese Stem Cell Initiative” has recently been formed with the singular mission of increasing the number of registrations of Chinese origin in stem cell registries worldwide.  Our family is so touched by this, and the wonderful people behind its formation.

Please take a look at its website.

Be A Donor.  Spread The Word.




Our Mission

“To increase the number of registrants of Chinese origin in the stem cell registry worldwide.”

Our Message

There are over 12 million donors registered in the Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide database. The Canadian stem cell agency, OneMatch, is a member of that network. Less than 500,000 (or 4.2%) of these registrants are of Chinese origin.

Currently there are about 10 patients of Chinese origin waiting for unrelated stem cell (bone marrow) donors in Canada. Caucasian patients needing stem cell transplants have about 80% success rate in finding unrelated matched donors. However, Chinese patients have less than a 10% chance of finding unrelated matched donors, which means that more than 90% of the patients are not able to have the life-saving stem cell transplants they need. This is because Chinese are grossly under-represented in the worldwide stem cell registry.

OtherHalf—Chinese Stem Cell Initiative was started by a group of concerned citizens from diverse backgrounds who wanted to make this dire situation known to the Chinese public. In collaboration with OneMatch, the Canadian stem cell agency, our goal is to increase the number of registrants of Chinese origin in the stem cell registry. With help from OneMatch, patients, various community organizations, medical experts, and media specialists, we are conducting awareness campaigns to deflect myths and educate the public about stem cell donation. It is our sincere hope that this will motivate the Chinese community to champion this initiative and encourage all Chinese Canadians to register as stem cell donors with OneMatch.

Click here for your local Registry’s link and REGISTER TODAY to help Carolyn and Others.


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