Business magazine Fast Company recently named the National Marrow Donor Program as one of the 50 most innovative companies. The NMDP was No. 16 overall, and No. 1 among health care companies.
The NMDP was recognized for matching technology with critical transplant needs. NMDP’s technology upgrade has cut the time to transplant by 15 percent and incorporated new algorithms to find the best donor matches. And social media campaigns have increased annual donations by up to 60 percent and given NMDP access to 18.5 million candidates.