COVID-19 Response: Ensuring Patient and Donor Safety



During the COVID-19 pandemic, partnerships are essential to ensure the safe delivery of donor products to patients. You’ll learn how the National Marrow Donor Program ®(NMDP)/Be The Match® and ASTCT are supporting our Network, transplant patients and donors.

Our panelists will cover topics including:

  • Donor and patient safety
  • Process changes
  • Product transport challenges
  • Alternative cell sources, like cord blood
  • How the use of cryopreserved products in the U.S. impacts CIBMTR® and data reporting


  • Julie Smolich, Senior Vice President of Provider Services, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Zainab Shahid, MD, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health, ASTCT Infectious Disease Special Interest Group
  • Jamie Margolis, PhD, Senior Vice President of Donor Services, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Kristin Naruko, COVID-19 Incident Commander and Vice President of Provider Services Operations, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Donna Regan, Director of Customer Ready Products, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Steven Devine, MD, Chief Medical Officer, NMDP/Be The Match


Visit our COVID-19 response page for the most up-to-date information.