Accession Number : ADA325216

Title :   Progress Report for Office of Naval Research Contract N00014-95-1-0055 (National Marrow Donor Program) 1 June - 30 June 1996.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM MINNEAPOLIS MN

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Report Date : 31 JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : During this period, the National Marrow Donor Program(R) (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, *BONE MARROW, *DONORS(MEDICINE), TIME, COSTS, AVAILABILITY, SEARCHING, PATIENTS, MATCHING, TRANSPLANTATION, RACE RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE