HLA and Search Strategy
Browse our HLA and search strategy education courses by topic:
- HLA Matching Guidelines
Learn practical applications of the recently updated matching criteria for selection of marrow, PBSC and cord blood unit (CBU) cell sources.
- Applying Matching Guidelines (CME)
Review patient case studies to apply the latest HLA matching criteria for selection of marrow, PBSC and cord blood unit (CBU) cell sources for HCT patients and the impact of transplant timing on survival.
- Cord Blood
Current topics in cord blood unit transplantation including implications of the FDA licensure requirements, factors in cord blood unit selection, including HLA match, cell dose, single or double cord transplants and match rates for adult and pediatric patients.
- Donor Matching
Explore research that defines when transplantation should be considered, whether the outcomes are different between related and unrelated donors, the current state of HLA matching, and insight into the future of transplantation medicine.
- Donor Search Strategies
Learn about the importance of donor search strategies on transplant timing and outcomes.
- Donor Selection Beyond HLA
Donor selection is often based on characteristics such as age, sex, parity, cytomegalovirus (CMV) serostatus, and ABO blood type. In addition, learn about the non-HLA donor factors that may influence donor availability and affect donor selection and the timing of allo-HCT.
- Genetic Ancestry for Better Matching
Discover current studies within the Bioinformatics Research Department on the effect of genetic ancestry donor/recipient matching on transplant outcomes.
- Genetic Ancestry for a Better Match: What We've Done so Far
Discover two novel studies currently in progress within the Bioinformatics Research Department, including a study on the effects of genetic ancestry and donor/recipient matching on transplant outcomes.
- It's Not Me: The Role of HLA in Tissue Compatibility
Learn about the basic concepts in the recognition of foreign HLA by the immune system and the application of these concepts to mismatched donor selection based on non-inherited maternal antigens or the presence of donor-specific antibodies to HLA.
- New Research on the Selection of Unrelated Donors for Transplantation
Review the findings of several recent CIBMTR studies evaluating the role of low expression loci (HLA-DQ, DP and DRB3/4/5), unidirectional mismatches and donor characteristics (blood type, age and CMV) on unrelated donor transplant outcomes.