At the request of the NMDP
, the Telegram & Gazette has agreed not to provide that information or the date of the donation.
PBSC donation," said Michael Boo, NMDP
chief strategy officer.
's annual forecast for this year is 588,875.
"ABC and NMDP
senior management meet at least semi-monthly to discuss common issues that will impact ABC members (e.g., sorting out the fundraising/co-branding issues, making members aware of NMDP
findings on costs to efficiently run a donor program and internal benchmarks used by NMDP
with their centers.)"
CEO Jeffrey Chell, MD, argued that the current system is working and that offering compensation will not result in an increase in bone marrow donors.
has facilitated more than 35,000 marrow or blood cell transplants since 1987.
has not said it officially opposes the lawsuit but urges the groups to be cautious.
The new partnership builds on current collaborations between the two organizations: 39 ABC member centers currently recruit approximately 30% of the adult donors listed on the NMDP
Registry and more than half of ABC centers perform peripheral blood stem cell collections, many for transplant from unrelated donors coordinated by NMDP
Mary Horowitz, MD, chief scientific director of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and professor of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, who led the study, said that while the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP
) has made great strides in increasing the number of African American donors which increases the likelihood of finding a matching tissue type, it is apparent just increasing the number of anonymous donors "won't be successful in making sure that everyone who needs a transplant will get one."
International donation plays a significant role in helping patients with leukemia or other blood disorders find matching donors and approximately 40% of transplants affiliated by the NMDP
involve either a US patient receiving cells from an international donor or an international patient receiving cells from a US donor, NMDP
said in a press release.
Al-Fayyad said the first instance of cooperation between the hospital and the American National Donor Marrow Program (NMDP
) dated back to 2005.