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Tzu Chi provides over 5,000 bone marrow donations

2018/06/02 22:51:00

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Taipei, June 2 (CNA) The Buddhist Tzu Chi Stem Cells Center (BTCSCC) has made more than 5,000 bone marrow donations since it was established in October 1993, benefiting patients in 31 countries around the world, according to a statement from the center Saturday.

The 5,000th donation was made on May 22, BTCSCC said.

More than 420,000 potential bone marrow donors are registered with the BTCSCC, it added.

The center said that donating bone marrow is almost like donating blood and that it does not cause great pain and has no negative impact on the donor's health.

For instance, the center said that a 32-year-old woman donor who gave birth to her first son four years after making bone marrow donation and to her second son two years later.

(By Yu Hsiao-han and Romulo Huang)
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