World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) is an association responsible for establishing consistent, high-quality standards for worldwide blood stem cell, marrow and cord blood unit donor registries/organisations. Worldwide, over 50,000 patients per year are in need of a matched donor outside their family. Nearly 50% of the patients with a match receive their blood stem cells, marrow or cord blood unit from a donor from another country. Therefore WMDA works towards a global standardisation by establishing an accreditation programme for registries. The accreditation programme ensures that organisations protect the welfare of the donors and provide high-quality blood stem cells for patients worldwide.
To learn more, visit: www.wmda.info.