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How big is the chance of any one person needing a bone marrow transplant?
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In brief: 15,000 a year
It is hard to answer because the number of diseases that require bone marrow transplant vary, and the types of cells used also very.
It is estimated that about 15, 000 patients need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant in the us each year; according to the health resources and services administration. http://bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov/about/general_faqs/index.html.

In brief: 15,000 a year
It is hard to answer because the number of diseases that require bone marrow transplant vary, and the types of cells used also very.
It is estimated that about 15, 000 patients need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant in the us each year; according to the health resources and services administration. http://bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov/about/general_faqs/index.html.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Small
The diseases that require a transplant are uncommon and there is no database in the United States with information on every stem cell transplant performed.
One study estimated the lifetime probability at 0.23% to iust under 1%.

In brief: Small
The diseases that require a transplant are uncommon and there is no database in the United States with information on every stem cell transplant performed.
One study estimated the lifetime probability at 0.23% to iust under 1%.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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