HC Deb 02 May 2001 vol 367 c650W
Mr. Wood

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) children and (b) other patients requiring a bone marrow match railed to find such a match in the year 2000–01. [158782]

Mr. Denham

This information is not collected centrally. Information from the experts indicates that between 70 per cent. and 80 per cent. of all people requiring bone marrow transplantation find a match. Newer technology is increasing the availability of bone marrow suitable for transplantation, especially in children.