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Detailed Description of Donor Registry Data

Figure 1. Growth of Marrow Donors on the Registry 

Year Number of
Marrow Donors
1988 8,127
1989 17,187
1990 46,271
1991 190,014
1992 406,379
1993 711,696
1994 1,097,241
1995 1,465,175
1996 2,453,678
1997 2,916,273
1998 3,359,528
1999 3,757,731
2000 4,150,771
2001 4,500,696
2002 4,832,000
2003 5,138,446
2004 5,507,347
2005 5,907,923
2006 6,317,827
2007 6,856,150
2008 7,294,630
2009 7,985,545
2010 8,799,643
2011 9,574,929
2012 10,574,817
2013 11,289,854
2014 12,483,627
2015 13,631,012


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Figure 2. Growth of Cord Blood Units on the Registry 

Year Number of
Cord Blood Units
2000 0
2001 14,315
2002 24,262
2003 28,597
2004 35,210
2005 45,807
2006 51,693
2007 69,081
2008 89,010
2009 107,123
2010 143,160
2011 163,689
2012 184,540
2013 193,418
2014 209,414
2015 225,179


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Figure 3. Diversity of Cord Blood Units on the Registry 

Race or Ethnicity Number of
Cord Blood Units
Percentage of
Cord Blood Units
White 98,134 44%
Minority 105,929 47%
Unknown, Other, or Declined 21,116 9%

Minority includes donors who identified their race or ethnicity as:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Figure 4. Diversity of Marrow Donors on the Registry 

Race or Ethnicity Number of
Adult Donors
Percentage of
Adult Donors
White

7,116,429

52%

Minority

2,402,012

25%

Unknown, Other, or Declined

3,111,671

23%

Minority includes donors who identified their race or ethnicity as:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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