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The World Marrow Donor Association has formulated guidelines for establishing the extent and quality of histocompatibility testing for unrelated donor registries, umbilical cord blood banks, and transplant centers involved in international exchange of hematopoietic stem cells for allogeneic transplantation. Registry and cord blood bank guidelines suggest(More)
The aim of the study was to devise a strategy for large batch analysis to determine HLA Class II alleles exhibited by candidate bone marrow transplant donors and prospective recipients using previously published DNA-based typing techniques. Special attention was directed towards the technical aspects of procedures, the level of typing resolution and the(More)
The Anthony Nolan Research Centre maintains a register of potential bone marrow donors, recruited from throughout the United Kingdom. The panel was started in 1974 as an attempt to identify an unrelated bone marrow donor for a child, Anthony Nolan, who was born with Wiskott Aldrich syndrome. The child died in 1979 without a matching donor being found, but(More)
The World Marrow Donor Association has formulated guidelines for establishing the extent and quality of histocompatibility testing for unrelated donor registries, umbilical cord blood banks, and transplant centers involved in international exchange of hematopoietic stem cells for allogeneic transplantation. Registry and cord blood bank guidelines suggest(More)
In October 1995 the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) was restructured in order to facilitate its primary function of establishing guidelines in relation to international bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants -- transplants in which the donor is in one country and the patient is in another country. Five new working groups were established -- Donor(More)
The World Marrow Donor Association has formulated guidelines for establishing the extent and quality of histocompatibility testing for unrelated donor registries, umbilical cord blood banks, and transplant centers involved in international exchange of hematopoietic stem cells for allogeneic transplantation. The ability to identify unrelated stem cell donors(More)
The World Marrow Donor Association was founded in 1988 with a view to establishing guidelines to promote the use of volunteer bone marrow donors for transplants involving patients and donors in different countries. Members have met approximately twice yearly on one or other side of the Atlantic since 1988. A Special Report summarising recommendations and(More)