NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM®
COLLECTION CENTER PARTICIPATION CRITERIA
National Marrow Donor Program®
Document Title: Collection Center Participation Criteria
Document Number: A00257 revision 2 (02/09)
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National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) has established Collection Center
Participation Criteria to address qualification of centers for participation in the NMDP
Network. NMDP has also established Standards, policies, procedures, and Participation
Agreements that may impose additional requirements for centers.
1. Center must be accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), the American
Osteopathic Association Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), or
2. Center must have adequate and appropriate resources, equipment, supplies, and
pharmaceuticals to support its collection and associated management activities.
3. Center must have a designated site for management of collection activities and a
secure environment for confidential record storage.
4. Center must have a surgical operating room and a medical intensive care unit.
PERSONNEL AND MARROW COLLECTION TEAM
5. Center must have a Medical Director who:
a. Is a licensed physician;
b. Has post-doctoral training in hematopoietic cell collection or transplantation;
c. Has at least one year experience in the marrow collection procedure; and
d. Participates annually in educational activities related to the field of
hematopoietic cell collection or transplantation (at least one CME credit hour
or non-U.S. equivalent per year).
The collection center physician is responsible for reviewing the medical evaluation
of the donor for risks of donation and evidence of disease transmissible by
A licensed physician or appropriately-licensed mid-level practitioner must perform
and/or evaluate a complete medical history and physical and laboratory
examinations of the donor to determine if the donor is an acceptable candidate for