Quickly access key transplant research findings presented in the Numbers Count video and explore evidence-based clinical resources.
Unrelated transplant outcomes have improved due to a number of factors including changes in clinical practice and better understanding of human leukocyte antigen typing and matching.
Research shows that patients transplanted earlier in the course of their disease have approximately half the mortality risk as patients transplanted in advanced disease.
Due to improving outcomes and advances such as reduced-intensity conditioning regimens, the number of older patients receiving a marrow or cord blood transplant has increased significantly in recent years. In 2011, the National Marrow Donor Program ® (NMDP)* facilitated more than 2,300 transplants for patients over age 50, 25 percent of which were for patients 65 or older. That's an 8 percent increase over age 50+ transplants in 2010 and represents 42 percent of 2011 NMDP transplants.
*The NMDP operates Be The Match®.
With more than 9.5 million potential donors and nearly 165,000 cord blood units, our Be The Match Registry® helps more patients than ever before find the match they need, when they need it.
NMDP offers evidence-based resources to support your clinical decision-making: HCT Quick Reference Guidelines (mobile app), e-news, medical education programs and more.