Umbilical cord blood donations have grown to more than 13,000 units here since they started in 2005, but Singapore's only public cord blood bank says there is dire shortage for minority races in the public inventory.
Mrs Tan-Huang Shuo Mei, chief executive officer of the Singapore Cord Blood Bank (SCBB), told The Straits Times that increasing the inventory would provide a greater chance of a match for patients using cord blood for cancer treatment.
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