The Research Sample Repository contains blood samples from unrelated recipients and/or their adult volunteer donor, or cord blood unit. Related allogeneic recipients and/or donors will participate at selected transplant centers.
The primary objective of the Research Repository is to make blood samples available for research studies related to histocompatibility and hematopoietic cell transplantation or cellular therapy.
Studies in which these data may be used include:
- Improve the understanding of tissue matching for hematopoietic cell donors and recipients
- Determine and evaluate the factors that affect transplant and cellular therapy outcome
- Study the distribution of HLA tissue types in different populations (e.g., study tissue typing differences between different racial and ethnic populations to help develop methods to improve tissue matching between donors and recipients, including testing of rare HLA types)