Training: Genetic Mutation Reporting Process for Transplant Centers


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Recording date: Dec. 7, 2022


As of Jan. 30, 2023, the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® is implementing a protocol consent change and introducing a standardized way to report genetic mutations detected in donor-derived cells

Historically, the process to report findings has not been outlined and occurs on a case-by-case basis. By standardizing this reporting process, NMDP/Be The Match will be able to

  • Respond to the results of next-generation sequencing technology for disease surveillance
  • Notify donors about the process
  • Have donors opt in at workup if they want to be notified about genetic changes of unknown significance

The NMDP/Be The Match Transplant Medical Services team will notify donors, regardless of opt in status, of any/all medically actionable genetic changes with known significance

Genetic mutations may be identified during post-donation marrow and/or peripheral blood genetic testing. In such cases, the transplant center is expected to report any genetic mutations found in their recipients that may be donor-derived back to the NMDP/Be The Match. Transplant centers will submit findings through FormsNet3 via an intake form

In this training, your center will be provided with an overview of the process and how to fill out the intake form. There is also a Q&A to follow.

Learning Objectives 

  • Viewers of this training will grow their knowledge and understanding of: 
  • Why this reporting process for genetic mutations is being implemented
  • An overview of the reporting process
  • How to report on genetic mutations via the intake form

Target Audience 

Coordinators at transplant centers


  • Heather Stefanski, MD, PhD, Vice President, Transplant Medical Services, NMDP/Be The Matc
  • Meghann Cody, DNP, APRN, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner & Senior Manager, Medical Quality, Transplant Medical Services, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Ruth Bakken, Senior Nurse Coordinator, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Jason Oakes, PA-C, Transplant Medical Services, NMDP/Be The Match
  • Anna DeSalvo, MS, CGC, PLY, Practice Implementation Principal, Patient Services, NMDP/Be The Match