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24th Edition NMDP Standards

The National Marrow Donor Program® / Be The Match® 24th Edition Standards and Glossary (effective January 1, 2018), replaces the 23rd Edition Standards, (effective January 1, 2016).

The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) Board of Directors has approved the 24th Edition of NMDP Standards.  Please see the links below. For ease of review a redlined and clean copy of the 24th Edition Standards and a Record of Change are included.  

These standards must be implemented by January 1, 2018.  Read this document carefully and review your facility’s procedures and processes and complete updates that may be required for compliance by the effective date of January 1, 2018.

As always, questions or comments related to content of the 24th Edition may be submitted at any time to  Please include the justification for any proposed changes. .

    Center-specific participation criteria

    NMDP standards are designed to ensure that donors and patients receive high quality care and that government standards are met.

    Apheresis Center

    Apheresis Center Participation Criteria (PDF) 

    Collection Center

    Cord Blood Bank

    Donor Center

    Donor Center Participation Criteria (PDF)  

    International Donor Centers and Registries

    International Donor Centers and Registries Participation Criteria (PDF)

    Recruitment Group

    Recruitment Center Participation Criteria (PDF)

    Transplant Center

    U.S. Transplant Center Participation Criteria

    Non-U.S. Transplant Center Participation Criteria

    Participation center criteria comments, suggestions or questions related to the NMDP participation criteria are welcome, and can be made by e-mailing