Events Calendar

Network Events

  • Tandem Meetings | Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR
    February 2-6, 2022
    Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Network-Only Events

Meetings are by invitation only

November 2021

  • The ONE Forum
    Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5, 2021
    Virtual platform (registration required; Network-wide event)
  • Donor and Patient Safety Monitoring Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, November 12, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT (Webex)

February 2022

  • Tandem Meetings | Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT & CIBMTR
    Wednesday, February 2 - Sunday, February 6, 2021
    Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT
    (registration required; Network-wide event)

*Spring Meeting dates may change

2021 Holiday Schedule

NMDP/Be The Match will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • May 31: Memorial Day
  • July 5: Independence Day
  • September 6: Labor Day
  • November 25 and 26: Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 23 and 24: Christmas Holiday 

International Shipping and Holiday Closure Calendar

Timing is essential when delivering blood samples.

A list of the dates that blood cannot be delivered to laboratories (labs) or Transplant Centers is available via International Shipping Calendar (below). The labs or centers in a country are closed on these dates because of a national or religious holiday. Dates are provided by the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) who is responsible for collecting closures from each registry. 

In general, labs and centers are always closed on certain days of the week:

  • All labs and centers are closed Saturday and Sunday unless specified below.
  • Every Friday and Saturday, the labs in Saudi Arabia and Israel are closed.
  • Every Sunday, the labs in all countries except Israel and Saudi Arabia are closed.