Sam Cleaver

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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)
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 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)
This special report details the World Marrow Donor Association's recommended procedures regarding the international search for an unrelated donor for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The responsibilities of the national hubs, transplant center and donor registry staff are outlined for all actions associated with the preliminary search, formal(More)
A questionnaire was mailed to a senior haematologist in each of 31 countries to investigate the current use of G-CSF for PBSC mobilisation in normal healthy donors. The questions related to the regulatory status of G-CSF, its use in the related and unrelated donor settings, whether a national standardised protocol had been developed, which routes of(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)