Click here for the COVID-19 vaccination guidelines developed by the Donor Medical Suitability Working Group.
Czech National Marrow Donors Registry (ION-5440)
CNMDR has adopted following preliminary policy for donors after vaccination against COVID:
With increasing experience the policy is likely to be modified.
Germany ZKRD (ION-6939)
Germany does currently not have any specific regulation as far as SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and stem cell donation is concerned. The decision if a donor is eligible for PBSC donation after (any) vaccination is generally made by the collection center's physician. They will consider European (https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publicationsdata/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-and-supply-substances-human-origin) and WMDA (https://share.wmda.info/display/DMSR/Vaccination) recommendations in addition to German national guidelines, but decisions are made individually.
Israel Ezer Mizion Registry Israel Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ION-4987)
Italian Bone Marrow Registry (7450)
IBMDR according to the Italian national requirements, applies this policy for COVID-19 Vaccination for Donors:
Deferral period after COVID-19 vaccination
Singapore Bone Marrow Donor Programme (ION-3785)
BMDP guideline for COVID-19 Vaccination for Donors
Switzerland Swiss Registry for Blood Stem Cell Donors (ION-9341)
Deferral period after COVID-19 vaccination:
COVID-19 vaccination after HPC or MNC donation:
United States of America NMDP-Be the Match (ION-3553)
While we are providing guidelines for the timing of vaccination as it relates to collection and filgrastim administration, any donor who wants or is required to be vaccinated should receive the vaccine when it is available to them.
Read the full notification here.
Starting Sept. 30, 2021, we are requiring that National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® couriers be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes volunteers, staff and third-party couriers.
We are instituting this requirement to comply with the proof of vaccination upon entry required at clinical facilities at which products may be picked up or delivered. In addition, as a healthcare organization we have an obligation to the safety of our Network partners, patients, donors, NMDP/Be The Match staff and volunteers.
What the vaccination requirement means for couriers
Fully vaccinated is defined as:
Couriers must be prepared to show proof of vaccination at any time during the courier trip. Examples of vaccination proof include:
Note: Some states may require vaccination cards, so couriers should plan to check local requirements in advance.
Network partners who provide couriers for NMDP/Be The Match transports are expected to be compliant with this courier vaccination requirement. There will be no exceptions. We understand some couriers may not yet be fully vaccinated and ask they refrain from accepting trips until they have done so. This is consistent with our commitment to our patients, donors and each other, and will ensure avoidance of being turned away. Please disseminate this information to the appropriate leaders and staff in your organization as necessary.
If you have any questions, please contact your Case Manager.
Read here COVID vaccines document with the results from various vaccines that are currently in use in Europe.