Organisation of a Hospital Bone Marrow Panel
The first unrelated bone marrow transplant carried out in 1973 at Westminster Hospital was possible only after considerable effort in locating the compatible donor (1). It was obvious that a panel or register of previous HLA-tested donors based on the blood transfusion service system was highly desirable. Because of financial restraints, the register was not commenced until 1975, but since then a steady input of about 5000 names yearly has been possible and the initial target of 50,000 has been exceeded.
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- 1.James DCO. The Anthony Nolan unrelated bone marrow register. Proc 5th Europ Symp on Bone Marrow Transplantation in Europe (II) Edited by Touraine J-L, Gluckman E, Griscelli C. Amsterdam-Oxford-Princetown: Excerpta Medica, 1981.Google Scholar