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 search, donor confirmatory typing and final donor selection.
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Wiegand, T., Raffoux, C., Hurley, C. et al. A special report: suggested procedures for international unrelated donor search from the donor registries and quality assurance working groups of the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA). Bone Marrow Transplant 34, 97–101 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bmt.1704541
- unrelated donors
- hematopoietic stem cell donation
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