The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), which operates Be The Match®, has basic guidelines for programs working through the NMDP to facilitate hematopoietic cell transplants; some of these guidelines are defined within the NMDP Standards. These include specific requirements that must be met by the partnering facility, its personnel, and its policies and procedures.
On July 22, 2011, the NMDP posted the 21st Edition of the NMDP Standards to replace the 20th Edition (effective March 30, 2009) and the Interim Standards (effective September 12, 2009). The NMDP Standards, 21st Edition, were required to be effective after October 1, 2011.
21st Edition NMDP Standards (PDF) (effective October 1, 2011)
We thank the NMDP Network for submission of comments as the NMDP Standards Committee prepared the current document. As always, comments, suggestions or questions related to the NMDP Standards 21st Edition are welcome and may be sent to email@example.com.
Center-specific participation criteria
NMDP standards are designed to ensure that donors and patients receive high quality care and that government standards are met.
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Participation center criteria comments, suggestions or questions related to the NMDP participation criteria are welcome, and can be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.