About the New Zealand Bone marrow Donor Registry

What we do

The New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry (NZBMDR) lists approximately 8000 potential donors who are willing to donate cells from their bone marrow to patients world wide, if they are found to match someone in need of a transplant.  The New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry is part of a worldwide network of registries, which contains over 14 million unrelated volunteer donors and cord blood units.

Who we are

The New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry (NZBMDR) is responsible for searching all registries for unrelated volunteer donors for NZ patients who require a bone marrow transplant and do not have a suitable family donor and is also responsible for recruiting volunteer donors who are willing to donate their bone marrow to a matched patient, anywhere in the world.   NZBMDR is directed by Executive Officer -Raewyn Fisher, Medical Director - Dr Hilary Blacklock, and Donor Co-ordinator - Carolyn Crump. 

The Leukaemia & Blood Foundation (LBF) The NZ Bone Marrow Donor Registry is administered by the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation.  LBF is New Zealand's leading resource of information specifically for patients, family members and friends affected by leukaemia and related blood conditions.  In pursuit of a vision to cure and a mission to care, the LBF are committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and related blood conditions.

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) The NZ Bone Marrow Donor Registry work very closely with NZ Blood Service and the tissue typing laboratory, as well as Transplant Centres nationwide.  NZBS exists to support the health care community through the provision of safe, high quality blood and tissue products and related services through the generosity of volunteer blood donors.