The purpose of storing a blood sample from donors and their recipients in the NMDP/CIBMTR Research Sample Repository is to provide cells and plasma (the liquid portion of blood) for the NMDP/CIBMTR Research Sample Repository. By studying the cells and plasma of donors and recipients, researchers may learn more about improving the tissue matching between unrelated donors and their recipients. Increasing knowledge about tissue matching could result in the improved long-term survival of bone marrow and stem cell transplant recipients. Although the exact study for which your sample may be used is not known at this time, the following are types of studies in which your sample may be included. Studies to:
In addition, investigators may conduct research studies with stored blood samples that have had all identifiers removed. In these studies, there will be no way for the sample to be linked to you. CIBMTR may allow investigators to use these anonymous samples for many other kinds of studies. Any research project may be proposed for anonymous research; such as studies that look for the presence of traits linked to other diseases, like diabetes.
All research studies using these blood samples must first be approved by a group of scientists within the CIBMTR as well as the Repository Oversight Committee. The proposed study will also be reviewed to make sure the research is consistent with the types of studies described above.
Any recipient of an unrelated or related donor or autologous HSC transplant in a CIBMTR center is eligible to participate in the Research Database. This includes adults with and without decision-making capacity.
Individual with Marrow Toxic Injury Eligibility Criteria:
Unrelated Donor Eligibility Criteria: