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The laboratory performs HLA typisation (according to the standards of the European Federation of Immunogenetics) in order to facilitate the search for a family or non-family donor (including cordonal blood units) for HSC (haematopoietic stem cell) transplants; it also studies the association between HLA and diseases and HLA and response to drugs.
The IBMDR is the National Italian Register of Marrow Bone Donors and sets out to procure voluntary unrelated donors, for patients requiring HSC transplants. In February 2007, following a State/Regions Agreement, it became the national centre for the search for HSC both from adult donors and from cordonal blood.
The Unit is certified ISO 9001 by RINA.