The mission of the Donor Issues Committee is to recommend to the Executive Committee policies, programs, and actions pertaining to the identification of stem cell donors (bone marrow, peripheral blood, and cord blood), harvesting procedures, product transportation, donor safety practices, and outcomes / long term follow-up within a member collection center; this includes the conduct of individuals and processes related to these procedures and practices.
Meetings & Teleconfereces
The Donor Issues Committee meets annually. The Donor Issues Committee has organized four Donor Outcome Workshops. Workshops have been in Bern, Leiden, Vienna, Tel Aviv.
The Donor Issues Committee completed the following projects:
- Joint WBMT/EBMT webinar on Haploidentical family donors with special respect to minors as donor.
- Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell donation – standardized assessment of donor outcome data:
- Determination of eligibility in related pediatric hematopoietic cell donors: ethical and clinical considerations.
- Suitability criteria for adult related donors:
- Position Statement of WBMT:
- Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT) perspective:
- Changes in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Practices in Response to COVID-19: A Survey from the Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantation.
The Donor Issues Committee continues to work on the following projects:
- This committee currently is working with experts from the NMDP, WMDA and EBMT on an update of suitability criteria for allogeneic stem cell donors published in 2015. The manuscript will include related and unrelated donors with the aim to harmonize recommendation. Therefore the topics “infectious diseases” and “minor haploidentical donors” will be included in this work. Online meetings with the experts started in Q4 2021, a manuscript will be submitted at the end of March 2022.
- Work together with WMDA and EBMT on a manuscript to define standards for allogeneic donor mobilization.
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