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Join us - June 18-21, 2023
13th International Donor Registry Conference Frankfurt Germany

Open Letter

Open letter from the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) to condemn the war in Ukraine and to ensure that health services can continue to provide care to all patients in need of a transplant

Our community believes in collaboration, integration and democracy. Through acts of aggression by Russian military forces, we see these values being threatened and eroded. WMDA calls on all stakeholders to strongly condemn the violence, bombing, killings, and disruption to essential services resulting from this conflict.

WMDA asks that all parties respect international humanitarian law by ensuring swift and safe delivery of cellular products to all patients who need a transplant and to ensure access to care and medicinal products for patients needing complex transplant treatments, such as those with blood cancer.

We stand for our colleagues, friends, families, donors and patients impacted by this tragedy and we continue to support all of our members during this difficult time.

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Global Registration Identifier for Donors - GRID

Find here the status of all organisations listing:

Detailed Org Update Status Step E: Fully implemented the new GRID donor ID

From 15th December 2020 GRID must be fully implemented for all organisations and will be the only donor identifier to be shown in the Search & Match Service. Final references to the old donor ID will no longer be visible within the Search & Match Service and should be discontinued. WMDA acknowledges that on a registry level, the current donor IDs will never fully be removed and must be maintained for historical traceability and quality. The expectation is that use of these IDs in daily processes and communications (technical and operational) are discontinued. Continued use of multiple IDs is inherently a risk of misidentification and miscommunication. Find here the status of all organisations in relation to using the GRID in listing their donors.

Orgs with GRID Orgs without GRID Orgs Partly GRID Total Donor records Total GRID records Percentage Last Updated Time
78 5 0 39,775,433 37,838,900 95.13 2022-12-01 01:40:00+01

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