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Haematopoietic cell transplants in Latin America. Bone Marrow Transplant 2016 Jul;51(7):898-905

Date

03/22/2016

Pubmed ID

26999468

Pubmed Central ID

PMC4935585

DOI

10.1038/bmt.2016.35

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84961391147   18 Citations

Abstract

Haematopoietic cell transplants are done by more than 1500 transplant centres in 75 countries, mostly for life-threatening haematological disorders. However, transplant technology and access are not uniformly distributed worldwide. Most transplants are done predominately in Europe, North America and some Asian countries. We review transplant activity in Latin America, a geographic region with a population of >600 million persons living in countries with diverse economic and social development levels. These data indicate a 20-40-fold lower frequency of transplants in Latin America compared with Europe and North America. We show that although economics, infrastructure and expertise are important limitations, other variables also operate. Changes in several of these variables may substantially increase transplant activity in Latin America.

Author List

Gale RP, Seber A, Bonfim C, Pasquini M

Author

Marcelo C. Pasquini MD, MS Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Economic Development
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Humans
Latin America
Social Change
Socioeconomic Factors
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