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Global Use and Trends in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Analyzed by the Worldwide Network of Blood and Marrow Transplantation WBMT: A Targeted Approach for a Widening Gap

Dietger Niederwieser, Helen Baldomero, Michael Gratwohl, Mahmoud Aljurf, Luis Fernando Bouzas, Mary M Horowitz, Yoshihisa Kodera, Jeff Lipton, Minako Iida, Marcelo C Pasquini, Jakob R Passweg, Jeffrey Szer, J Alejandro Madrigal, Alois Gratwohl, Karl Frauendorfer

Blood | American Society of Hematology | Published : 2011


Abstract Abstract 1016 Transplantation of cells, tissues and organs is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global task, no longer restricted to affluent countries. Still, there are few data relating to its use and trends on a global level and the macroeconomic factors associated with it. Data from 146,808 patients (pts) with hematopoietic stem cell transplantations (HSCT), 66,226 allogeneic (allo 45%), 80,582 autologous (auto 55%) from 1407 centers in 70 countries were used to describe the current status and to analyze trends over the period from 2006 to 2008. Transplant rates (TR, number of HSCT/10 million inhabitants) and their changes from ..

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