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June 20 2011

The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) is one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota, based on an employee survey project from the Star Tribune. The NMDP was ranked 20th on the large company list.

The NMDP helps patients around with world receive potentially life-saving bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants to battle diseases like leukemia, lymphoma and sickle-cell disease. The nonprofit organization was selected as a Top Workplace following an annual survey based on employee opinions about company leadership, communication, career opportunities, workplace environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. Eighty-five percent of NMDP Minnesota-based employees participated in the survey.

“The fact that our employees voted NMDP as one of the state’s best workplaces is extremely gratifying,” said Jeffrey W. Chell, M.D., chief executive officer of the NMDP. “This recognition shows how much our employees believe in our organization. Their dedication fuels our mission to save lives.”

Top Workplaces is produced by the same team that compiles the 20-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, utilizing the responses from more than 60,500 employees. The rankings are based on responses collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

The Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 19. The report can also be found at

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 1,200 companies were invited to participate. Based on the number of high quality workplaces that participated, 140 Top Workplaces are being recognized. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.