Government officials have launched the first public database of results
from blood and marrow stem cell transplants involving unrelated donors (http://www.ncbi.nih.gov/mhc).
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National
Library of Medicine are offering this resource in the hope that it will help
physicians and patients better evaluate the risks and benefits of transplantation
for a number of clinical conditions. The database provides age, sex, ethnicity,
and genetic data on more than 1300 transplant donors and recipients worldwide.
Hampton T. Transplant Outcomes Database. JAMA. 2004;291(12):1434. doi:10.1001/jama.291.12.1434-c