Events Calendar

October 2021

  • Council Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Monday, October 11, 2021, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Patient Barriers to Transplant Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Webex)
  • Executive Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, October 29, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)

November 2021

  • Cord Blood Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Thursday, November 11, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Donor and Patient Safety Monitoring Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, November 12, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Advisory Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Monday, November 15, 2021, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Audit & Finance Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Executive Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, November 19, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Scientific and Strategic Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Monday, November 29, 2021, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CT (Webex)


December 2021

  • Patient Barriers to Transplant Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Council Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Monday, December 13, 2021, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Executive Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, December 17, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)


January 2022

  • Audit & Finance Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • NMDP Board Meeting
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Day 1: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12:00 - 5:30 p.m. CT (Webex)
    Day 2: Friday, January 21, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT (Webex)

February 2022

  • Remove Tandem - see listed below in April 2022 - dates changed
    Patient Barriers to Transplant Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Council Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Monday, February 14, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Cord Blood Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Executive Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, February 18, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Donor and Patient Safety Monitoring Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Monday, February 28, 2022, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. CT (Webex)


March 2022

  • Executive Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, March 18, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)


April 2022

  • Council Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Monday, April 11, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Patient Barriers to Transplant Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Executive Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, April 15, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Tandem Meetings | Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT & CIBMTR
    Saturday, April 23 - Tuesday, April 26, 2022
    Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT
    (registration required; Network-wide event)
  • Audit & Finance Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. CT (Webex)


May 2022

  • Executive Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, May 20, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Donor and Patient Safety Monitoring Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT (Webex)

June 2022

  • NMDP Board Meeting
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Day 1: Thursday, June 2, 2022, time & location TBD
    Day 2: Friday, June 3, 2022, time & location TBD
  • Patient Barriers to Transplant Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Council Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Monday, June 13, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Executive Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, June 17, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)


July 2022

  • Executive Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, July 15, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)

August 2022

  • Council Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Monday, August 8, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Patient Barriers to Transplant Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Donor and Patient Safety Monitoring Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, August 12, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Executive Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, August 19, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • Audit & Finance Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. CT (Webex)


September 2022

  • Executive Committee
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Friday, September 16, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT (Webex)
  • NMDP Board Meeting
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Day 1: Thursday, September 22 2022, time & location TBD
    Day 2: Friday, September 23, 2022, time & location TBD


October 2022

  • Patient Barriers to Transplant Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT (Webex)


November 2022

  • Donor and Patient Safety Monitoring Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Tuesday November 29, 2022, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT (Webex)


December 2022

  • Patient Barriers to Transplant Advisory Group
    By Invitation Only (closed meeting)
    Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT (Webex)

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)

    2021 Holiday Schedule

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

    • New Year's Day (Observed): Monday, January 3
    • Martin Luther King, Jr Day: Monday, January 17
    • Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
    • Juneteenth (Observed): Monday, June 20
    • Independence Day: Monday, July 4
    • Labor Day: Monday, September 5
    • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 24
    • Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, November 25
    • Christmas Day (Observed): Monday, December 26

    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.