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Detailed Description of Donor Registry Data

Figure 1. Growth of Marrow Donors on the Registry

Year Number of Marrow Donors
1996 1,906,999
1997 2,263,982
1998 2,605,994
1999 2,888,471
2000 3,165,180
2001 3,406,170
2002 3,614,304
2003 3,778,988
2004 4,045,418
2005 4,264,988
2006 4,488,893
2007 4,860,207
2008 5,197,256
2009 5,624,984
2010 6,205,148
2011 6,691,374
2012 7,139,898
2013 7,522,822
2014 7,879,442
2015 8,214,540
2016 8,540,957
2017 8,729,583
2018 9,001,126
2019 9,192,182
2020 9,285,029
2021 9,475,534

*When the program started in 1988, there were 8,127 donors on the Registry.

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Figure 2. Growth of Cord Blood Units on the Registry

Year Number of Cord Blood Units
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 154,401*
2013 162,305
2014 175,474
2015 188,053
2016 197,805
2017 207,588
2018 251,814
2019 255,150
2020 260,137
2021 266,494

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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 (non-Hispanic/Latino) More than 122,000 46%
Racially and Ethnically Diverse More than 136,000 51%
Unknown, Other, or Declined More than 7,000 3%

Racially and Ethnically Diverse 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

*Data as of September 30, 2021.

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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 (non-Hispanic/Latino) More than 5.2 million 56%
Racially and Ethnically Diverse More than 3.7 million 40%
Unknown, Other, or Declined More than 320,000 3%

Racially and Ethnically Diverse 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

*Data as of September 30, 2021.

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