Best practices in donor workup: a transplant center perspective


On demand webinar link


This webinar provides an overview of proven strategies that have been developed in collaboration with, and viewed from the perspective of, our transplant center partners to improve donor workup timelines.


During this webinar, you will hear experts in the donor and transplant community share insights on how meeting the first requested collection dates and providing timely donor clearance positively impacts donor experience and patient care. We will take a deep dive into donor clearance timelines from a transplant center perspective, as well as share how improvements made by DC001 (our National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® donor center) have had a positive impact in getting patients to transplant in the timeframe they need.

Our expert panelists discuss:

  • NMDP/Be The Match standards for donor clearance
  • Postponement implications when requested clearance and collection dates are not met
  • Transplant center expectations and experience related to donor clearance and workup
  • How improvements made by DC001 have had a positive impact in donor clearance

Target Audience

International cooperative registries


  • Julie Smolich, MBA
    Senior Vice President, Provider Services, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Robert J. Soiffer, MD
    Chair of the Executive Committee for Clinical Programs, Vice Chair of Medical Oncology, Chief of the Division of Hematologic Malignancies, Institute Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Board Chair, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Jamie Margolis, PhD
    Senior Vice President, Donor Services, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Daniela Vaccino, BSN RN OCN
    Nurse Specialist, Coordinator, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy, University of Miami Hospitals & Clinics, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center