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Standards, regulations and accreditation for registries involved in the worldwide exchange of hematopoietic stem cell donors and products. Bone Marrow Transplant 2010 May;45(5):819-24 PMID: 20173794

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The World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) is working closely with other international organizations working in cellular therapy such as the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT) to develop and maintain global recommendations and requirements for a standardized practice. WMDA launched its registry accreditation program in September 2003. Since then, 17 of the 71 hematopoietic stem cell donor registries worldwide have been accredited. These accredited registries list over 80% of the hematopoietic stem cell donors and umbilical cord blood units listed in the database of BM Donors Worldwide. The goal of the WMDA Standards and Accreditation process is to protect donors while serving the needs of patients who are urgently seeking histocompatible donors in worldwide searches. These activities address the increasing governmental regulations regarding the quality and safety of stem cells collected internationally for national patients.

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Hurley CK, Foeken L, Horowitz M, Lindberg B, McGregor M, Sacchi N, WMDA Accreditation and Regulatory Committees


Mary M. Horowitz MD, MS Center Director, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin


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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Tissue Donors
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Transplantation, Homologous
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