Case Studies: Applying 2012 HLA Matching Guidelines for HCT Selection
Review patient case studies to apply the latest HLA matching criteria for selection of marrow, PBSC, and cord blood unit (CBU) cell sources for transplant patients with review of the impact on transplant timing and survival. 
Attendees will identify relevant pre- and post-transplant factors that may influence post transplant outcomes and using the HapLogic III matching algorithm, apply criteria for cell source selection, and assess the impact of criteria limitations to finding a cell source.
These activities are intended for transplant physicians and healthcare professionals involved in the selection of unrelated donors and CBUs for HCT.
- Select pre- and post transplant HLA and non-HLA factors that impact hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) outcomes for patients
- Apply new matching criteria guidelines and research to identify optimal donors or CBUs for patients in need of HCT
- Review and evaluate the impact of search limitations applied to a matching algorithm that may eliminate identification of the viable donor and CBU selections and impact timing of transplant
Dennis Confer, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
National Marrow Donor Program®
If you have any questions regarding this activity, call Renee Ryan at (800) 526-7809 ext. 8430, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spellman SR, Eapen M, Logan BR, et al. A perspective on the selection of unrelated donors and cord blood units for transplantation. Blood, 2012; 120 (2): 259-265. Access