NMDP/Be The Match Press Release - The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), also publicly known as Be The Match®, is one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota for the third year in a row, based on results from the Star Tribune’s annual employee survey. The NMDP and Be The Match was ranked No. 29 on the list of large companies, those employing 500 or more.
The NMDP and Be The Match is the global leader in providing a cure to patients with life-threatening blood and marrow cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, as well as other diseases. Over the past 26 years, the nonprofit organization has made more than 55,000 transplants possible.
“Being named one of the top places to work in Minnesota is a reflection of the extraordinary people who carry out our organization’s mission every day,” said Jeffrey W. Chell, M.D., chief executive officer of the NMDP and Be The Match. “Our employees are relentless advocates for patients in need of transplants. Because of their dedication and passion, we are continuing to help more and more patients receive the transplant they need.”
Produced by the same team that compiles the 22-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions about organizational health, job expectations and employee engagement. Eighty three percent of NMDP and Be The Match Minnesota-based employees participated in the survey this year.
The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. The analysis included responses from over 64,300 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.
The Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 16. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2013.
To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Nearly 1,900 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.
About the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) is the global leader in providing a cure to patients with life-threatening blood and marrow cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, as well as other diseases. The nonprofit organization manages the world’s largest registry of potential marrow donors and cord blood units, connects patients to their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant, educates health care professionals and conducts research so more lives can be saved.
The NMDP also operates Be The Match, which provides patient support and enlists the community to join the Be The Match Registry, contribute financially and volunteer