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Bone Marrow Transplants Scarce in Many Countries

Bone marrow transplants have become routine in the West for blood cancers, such as leukemia, and similar diseases. But experts say there’s no reason why the therapy should not be available in the developing world. There is need, but a shortage of resources, donors and expertise. More than one million bone marrow transplants have been performed in 75 countries since the first one was performed in the U.S. 50 years ago. That’s not very many for a treatment that can be...

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