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Bone Marrow Coordinating Center: Standards & Measurements

Monitoring the performance of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program (Program) against specific standards is key to helping more patients have a successful bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant.

The Bone Marrow Coordinating Center, one component of the Program, recruits potential marrow donors and works with a network of organizations throughout the transplantation process.

Performance standards for the Bone Marrow Coordinating Center describe:

  • Number of unrelated marrow donors on the Program's registry. This includes reporting the numbers of potential marrow donors from these racial or ethnic heritages: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African-American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and Hispanic or Latino.
  • Search process accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness.
  • Safety of donors and patients.
  • Quality and costs of the Program's services, including donor retention.

The Bone Marrow Coordinating Center regularly reports performance measurements to HRSA.

Network Centers
Safety and Confidentiality for Donors and Patients

All organizations in the Program protect patient and donors by following these standards: