Beyond Canada

Here are links to other registries around the world.  A complete list can be found with Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide.

United States:  Visit the Be The Match registry, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).  Minorities can register for free in the US.  

United Kingdom:  Visit the Anthony Nolan Trust registry, the first public donor registry in the world.

India:  There are only two small organizations in operation.

  • The Asian Indian Donor Marrow Registry operates at the All-India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi.  Although it is affiliated with Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide, it consists mainly of family members of patients, and has not filed its data with BMDW since 1991.
  • The Marrow Donor Registry (India) is operated in Mumbai from the Tata Memorial Hospital. Mumbai residents, who want to enrol as donors or help in other ways,  can contact the MDR(I) during work hours at 91-22-2417-7000, extension 4654, and speak to Ms. Nikhat Khan, Technical Coordinator, or any staff member in the HLA division. Voluntary donor registration is free at this time. Although MDR(I) does not yet forward data to BMDW, physicians looking for a match can contact them directly with typing results. MDR(I) is working to expand their efforts within Mumbai and in other cities in India.

Rest of South Asia:  There are currently no BMDW-affiliated registries operating.  

Elsewhere:  Several registries are administered in East and Southeast Asia and other regions of the world. Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide has contact details for what is available.  Encourage your friends and relatives worldwide to join their registries.

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