The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an opportunity for all patients to receive the bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant they need, when they need it.
The NMDP offers several Web sites that may be helpful in your search for information. Below is a snapshot and a brief description of each site.
NMDP Be The Match Public Web Site
This site provides general information on the NMDP, our Be The Match Registry® and Be The Match FoundationSM. Through this site, you can take the first step to becoming a marrow donor by joining the Be The Match Registry online. You can also find out how to donate your baby's umbilical cord blood at birth. This award-winning site answers the most frequently asked questions of donors, patients and medical professionals, and provides medical information on diseases treatable by marrow or umbilical cord blood transplantation.
NMDP Bioinformatics Web Site
Bioinformatics and HLA expertise at the NMDP has become a resource for researchers around the world. To facilitate collaboration, both within the U.S. and internationally, this Web site is the central resource for NMDP immunogenetic focused research and operational bioinformatics.
NMDP Research Web Site
The NMDP has a growing research program designed to improve transplant outcomes, reduce complication rates and expand indications of marrow or umbilical cord blood transplantation. This site assists physicians and scientists who would like to conduct research through the NMDP, provides reports on NMDP-sponsored research and promotes opportunities in marrow or cord blood transplant research.
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