I joined Team Be The Match to raise money because I’m passionate about saving lives!
When it comes to matching human leukocyte antigen (HLA) types, a patient’s ethnic background is important in predicting the likelihood of finding a match. This is because HLA markers used in matching are inherited. Some ethnic groups have more complex tissue types than others. So a person’s best chance of finding a donor may be with someone of the same ethnic background.
Likelihood of finding a Matched Adult Donor on the Be the Match Registry...by patient ethnicity.
- African American or Black - 23%
- Asian or Pacific Islander - 41%
- Hispanic or Latino - 46%
- American Indian or Alaska Native - 57%
- White - 77%
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