Related Donor Services
Your resource for related donor transplant support
Related Donor Services (RDS) complements the services your center provides to ensure your patients have access to their best donor option, including fully matched and haploidentical donors.
Related Donor Services:
- Allows you to focus on your patient cases, while we focus on the donor cases
- Provides solutions for travel, logistical and financial barriers to donation
- Includes sample collection for HLA screening and adult donor workup/product collection
- Alleviates strain on your transplant center infrastructure
Order Related Donor Services
Complete and submit the appropriate order form(s) to your case manager to request RDS.
RDS Sample Collection and Typing
This service includes collection of related donor samples and delivery to your center or one of our labs for HLA typing. Your options include buccal swabs from U.S. or international donors or blood samples from U.S. donors (up to 50ml).
RDS Workup and Collection (adult donors only)
This service provides facilitation of the donor’s workup and collection, including the related donor evaluation and medical exam; HPC, Apheresis, HPC, Marrow and/or MNC, Apheresis collection; and product transportation to your center. When a donor is located outside the U.S., we work with neighboring international registries to facilitate the donor's workup.
RDS Subsequent Workup and Collection (adult donors only)
This service provides facilitation of a subsequent donation request for a related adult donor. The services is available whether the primary donation was performed at your transplant center or through the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be
The Match®. It includes the related donor evaluation and medical exam; HPC, Apheresis, HPC, Marrow and/or MNC, Apheresis collection; and product transportation to your center.
Our related donor HLA testing services are competitively priced, while offering the best-in-class testing and three-day turnaround times. Pricing for U.S. Related Donor Workup and Collection is less than $25,000 for centers with an agreement in place. International pricing varies depending on partnering registry costs.
Benefits and Resources
[Related Donor Services] took a lot of the weight of working up that related donor and trying to get him here to Kansas City off of my shoulders and then I could focus on my patient.”
–Mindy Allen, RN, Transplant Coordinator, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Benefits for Patients and Donors
When we facilitate your patient’s related donor collection, your patient and U.S.-based donor both receive the full support and benefits we provide when we facilitate a transplant with an unrelated donor.
- Coordinated travel and lodging arrangements, paid for by the NMDP/Be The Match
- Reimbursement for out-of-pocket, donation-related expenses, such as transportation, meals and other incidental
- Reimbursement for lost wages due to donation
- Donor insurance to cover medical expenses
- Donor education
Access full donor benefit information
Access to NMDP/Be The Match patient financial grants for travel, search and post-transplant expenses
I had given up that I was going to be able to help, and then suddenly here’s this new opportunity. I am thankful to Be The Match because without Be The Match, I wouldn’t have been able to do the donation, and Jeff wouldn’t be sitting here with me today.”
–Tom, related donor
Latest news from Related Donor Services
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- Article: How Related Donor Services eliminated collection barriers for a patient’s brother—in Africa
Questions? Email us at RelatedServices@nmdp.org