Research

National Marrow Donor Program

National Marrow Donor Program Recipient Research Database and Research Sample Repository for Patients Undergoing Unrelated Marrow Transplants

Protocol Description

The purpose of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) is to study ways to improve unrelated donor transplants and to ensure that all people in need of a transplant have access to the treatment. To pursue this goal, the NMDP will collect demographic and medical information on recipients of an unrelated donor marrow, blood stem cell or cord blood transplant. By collecting and studying the cells and plasma of donors and recipients, researchers may learn more about improving the tissue matching between unrelated donors and their recipients. More than 29,000 individuals have contributed to the NMDP Research Sample Repository.

Eligibility Criteria

Patients that are scheduled to receive or have previously received bone marrow, blood stem cells, or cord blood from an unrelated donor, as facilitated by the NMDP, will be asked to participate.

Boys: All ages
Girls: All ages

Requirements
Prior to transplant, a blood sample will be collected for the NMDP research repository. In addition, the clinical outcomes will also be provided to the NMDP registry. All data and samples are handled to maintain patient confidentiality.
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Status: Open for Enrollment

Source of Support
National Marrow Donor Program

Primary Investigator(s)

Rakesh Goyal, MD

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Rakesh Goyal, MD
412-692-5055

Last Update
November 13, 2014
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Last Update
November 13, 2014
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