Research

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The ABMDR facilitates access to ABMDR samples and data for the purpose of research. This is not necessarily limited to research in the field of haemopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) transplantation.

Types of primary research material and data available for research include:

ABMDR Repository

  • The ability to obtain fresh blood samples from ABMDR volunteer donors
  • Stored blood samples from ABMDR volunteer donors and matched patients
  • Donor cell lines and DNA

Donor Data

  • Donor demographics
  • HLA typing
  • Infectious disease markers
  • Pre-donation full blood count (FBC) including differential white cell count
  • Pre-donation medication administration – eg Filgrastim
  • Side effects of pre-donation medication
  • Haematopoietic cell collection/harvest data
  • Pre-transplant product analysis data
  • Donor follow-up
  • Donor outcomes post-donation

Access to ABMDR samples and data for research purposes is governed by the ABMDR Research Governance Committee  in collaboration with other organisations including:

Researchers are welcome to contact the ABMDR for more information about material and data availability.