ABMDR network

ABMDR relies on its network to being able to help patients and donors.

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is funded by governments to recruit blood donors onto ABMDR’s registry, conduct various blood tests for the purpose of blood stem cell donations, and counsel donors at all stages of the donation process.

State tissue typing laboratories provide HLA typing services on patients and ABMDR’s donors. They provide expert advice on tissue typing and search matters.

Transplant centres provide transplant services for Australian patients needing bone marrow transplantation. They care for patients and initiate the search for suitably matched donors through ABMDR.

Collection centres collect the blood or marrow stem cells from donors, counsel and examine donors before the collection, and ensure the donor is well before discharge.

AusCord cord blood banks manage the storage and donation of umbilical cord blood units and operate within a strict Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) regulatory framework.

ABMDR Committees

A number of advisory and expert committees provide guidance and policy advice to ABMDR:

  • Cord Blood National Management Committee
  • Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Gift Fund Committee
  • Research Governance Committee