Medical professionals

Registries wishing to request match lists and service requests (typing, requests for workup etc), please contact ABMDR. NZBMDR can be contacted directly for information on how requests are proceeding. All workup and transport issues are communicated directly with the NZBMDR.


These guidelines have been developed by the New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry based on the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) standards. The intent of these guidelines is to regulate the operation of the registry and all its associated bodies.

The NZ Bone Marrow Donor Registry was accredited by WMDA in May 2006 for providing sufficient documentation to demonstrate that the registry is committed to follow WMDA standards in the following categories.

  1. Introduction to NZBMDR Standards
  2. Criteria for Centre Accreditation
  3. Areas of Responsibility
  4. Donor Recruitment, Enrolment & Information
  5. Tissue Typing Standards
  6. Infectious Disease Markers
  7. Process for Donor Identification in Cord Blood or Bone Marrow Donor Registries
  8. Fee Structure & Billing
  9. Process for an Unrelated Stem Cell Donor Work-Up & Identification of Cord Blood Units
  10. Tissue Repository
  11. Collection of Bone Marrow
  12. Collection of G-CSF Mobilised Peripheral Blood Stem Cells
  13. Second or Subsequent Donation of Bone Marrow, G-CSF Stimulated Peripheral Blood Stem Cells or Donor Lymphocytes
  14. Courier Manual Policies & Procedures for Couriers of Haemopoietic Stem Cells
  15. Stem Cell Donor Retirement and Follow-Up
  16. Donor Expenses & Insurance
  17. Public Relations & Confidentiality
  18. Scientific Research & Publications
  19. Cryopreservation of Marrow
  20. Privacy Policy
  21. Document & Record Control