Accession Number : ADA324874

Title :   Progress Report for Office of Naval Research Grant No: N00014-95-1-0055 (National Marrow Donor Program). 1 December - 31 December 1996.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. 1 Dec-31 Dec 96.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM MINNEAPOLIS MN

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Report Date : 05 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This periodic progress report covers activities supported by Grant #N00014-95-1-0055, as modified, from December 1, through December 31, 1996. This Grant was due to expire on September 30, 1996. Amendment A00002 extended it through December 31, 1996. Amendment A00003 extended it through September 30, 1997. As only 12 budgeted line items will have activity, this report will be limited to those items in this report and in the future. (1) PROJECT DESCRIPTION: (a) Specific Aims: During this period, the National Marrow Donor program (NMDP) used grant funds to support activities directed toward the following goals. (1) Enhance an already effective system which rapidly identifies and tracks the availability of matched donors for patients requiring marrow transplants. (2) Increase the total number and racial diversity of NMDP's volunteer donor file and provide HLA-DR typing on as many donors as possible in an effort to reduce patient search time and costs. (3) Perform HLA typing of the donor/recipient samples stored in NMDP's research sample repository, and compare the detailed molecular typing results with patient outcome data to determine the correlation between post- transplant outcome and degree of HLA match.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL RESEARCH, *MILITARY BUDGETS, *BONE MARROW, *GRANTS, *DONORS(MEDICINE), COSTS, AVAILABILITY, SEARCHING, PATIENTS, MATCHING, TRANSPLANTATION, RACE RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE