Number of bone marrow donors through Tzu Chi tops 4,000

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/11
By: Lee Hsien-feng and Romulo Huang

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) The number of bone marrow donors through the Buddhist Tzu Chi 201508110038t0001Stem Cell Center (BTCSCC) had topped 4,000 as of Aug. 10, benefiting patients in 29 countries around the world.

The figure was released in a statement issued by the BTCSCC, an organization affiliated with the Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital in Hualien, eastern Taiwan.

Since the BTCSCC was established in 1994, the number of bone marrow donors has been increasing year by year, BTCSCC Director Yang Kuo-liang (楊國梁) said, adding that his organization handles more than 300 bone marrow donors per year.

In the first 10 days of this August alone, the BTCSCC received a total of 11 donations, Yang noted.     [FULL  STORY]

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