HLA & Search Strategy Interactive Learning Series


This self-paced learning experience will help you understand human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and how it applies to hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The series is mobile-friendly but is optimized for viewing on a computer. For the best experience, use the latest version of Google Chrome.

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HLA & Search Strategy Interactive Learning Series
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Courses and Learning Objectives

By watching this series, you will grow your knowledge and understanding of:

101: Biology of HLA

  • Describe why HLA matching is important in HCT
  • Define antigen and allele

102: HLA Naming & Typing

  • Describe the components of an HLA allele name
  • Describe the different levels of HLA typing resolution

103: HLA Search Results

  • Define key features of NMDP/Be The Match search results: match category, match grade and match predictions
  • Define how HapLogicSM sorts donors and cord blood units

201: Donor Selection

  • Describe the NMDP/Be The Match and the CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®) guidelines regarding optimal unrelated donor selection
  • Apply the NMDP/Be The Match and CIBMTR guidelines to donor selection

Target Audience

NMDP/Be The Match Network partners, transplant center coordinators, search coordinators, nurse coordinators and other healthcare professionals who work in the HCT field.


If you have questions regarding this learning series, please email the Search Strategy inbox at search-strategies@nmdp.org.