The New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry (NZBMDR) lists approximately 13,000 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 contain over 29 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. NZBMDR 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, Donor Co-ordinator – Carolyn Crump, Marketing Co-ordinator – Nephi Arthur.
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand
NZBMDR is administered by Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). LBC is the leading organisation in New Zealand dedicated to supporting patients and their families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood conditions.Visit website
New Zealand Blood Service
The NZ Bone Marrow Donor Registry work very closely with New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) 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.Visit website
World Marrow Donor Association
WMDA ( World Marrow Donor Association) oversees the international exchange of blood stem cells.Visit website