Email excerpt from my Bone Marrow Donor Coordinator:
When dealing with national and international registries it takes a long time compared to family members who arrive ASAP.
World Wide I only found 8 potential matches; of samples we requested we only received 2 of them this week; they are in typing now. I do not know when the others will arrive or if they are available; we have not heard anything from the other 6.
In a perfect world I will have 3 matches but we will not know until the Class II and High Resolution typing is complete if they match. If I find 3 matches I will put them on hold.