Response to COVID-19

Up-to-date information for all Network partners on coronavirus impacts 

Reports on COVID-19 Impact to Workup

Updated November 11, 2021

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to change rapidly. We are closely monitoring the impacts of COVID-19. Use this webpage to access up-to-date information by center type on the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® response.

We will update sections when changes occur. Please check back frequently.

You will receive a Network Announcement with a summary of any changes (if any changes have occurred).

Transplant Center and Cooperative Registry Information

Access up-to-date information for transplant centers including information on donor product cryopreservation, cord blood unit consideration, related donor products, donor screening process changes, travel and logistics, and more.

Recent updates include:

  • Changes regarding products delivered via hub-and-spoke (11/11/21)
  • Revised guidance on PBSC products due to decline in COVID-19 cases (10/27/21)
  • Vaccination requirement for NMDP/Be The Match couriers (9/13/21) 
  • New guidance on PBSC and bone marrow products due to rise in COVID-19 cases (8/5/21)
  • Update to NMDP/Be The Match process for confirmatory typing (6/1/21)
  • Update to NMDP/Be The Match stance on cryopreservation (5/24/21)
  • Revised Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Assessment Questionnaire (4/5/21)

Donor Center, Apheresis/Collection Center and Recruitment Center Information

Access up to date information for our donor center, apheresis/collection center and recruitment center partners. Information includes changes to the donor screening process and more.

Recent updates include:

  • Revised guidance on PBSC products due to decline in COVID-19 cases (10/27/21)
  • Vaccination requirement for NMDP/Be The Match couriers (9/13/21) 
  • Update to NMDP/Be The Match process for confirmatory typing (6/1/21)
  • Update to NMDP/Be The Match stance on cryopreservation (5/24/21)
  • Revised Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Assessment Tool (5/18/21)
  • Revised Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Assessment Questionnaire (4/5/21)