Research Sample Repository (UARK 2003-15)

UARK 2003-15 Protocol for a Research Sample Repository for Allogeneic Unrelated Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

 

Title: 

UARK 2003-15 Protocol for a Research Sample Repository for Allogeneic Unrelated Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Sponsor: 

National Marrow Donor Program

PI: 

Frits van Rhee, MD

Phase: 

N/A

Purpose: 

The NMDP is trying to learn more about what makes bone marrow, blood stem cell and cord blood transplants work well. Although the exact studies for which Research Repository samples may be used is not known at this time, the following are types of studies in which these samples may be included: Studies to improve the understanding of tissue matching for related and unrelated donors and recipients; to determine and evaluate the factors that affect transplant outcome; and to study the distribution of tissue types in different populations; that is, to study tissue typing differences between different racial and ethnic populations to help develop methods that will improve tissue matching between donors and recipients.

Eligibility:  

You are eligible to participate in the NMDP Research Sample Repository if you have donated or are scheduled to donate hematopoietic stem cells to an allogeneic recipient either by a marrow harvest or by apheresis.

Treatment: 

This is not a treatment study. If you agree to take part in the Research Sample Repository, a sample of blood (up to two tablespoons) will be collected from a vein in your arm. The blood will be collected just before you start the conditioning regimen to prepare you for your transplant.  Your blood sample will be used to look at ways to improve how patients are matched with their donors.  Cells from your blood may be grown in the lab so there are more of them that can be used in research studies. DNA, the genetic portion of the cells, may be used in some of the studies.

Contact: 

Nathan Petty
E-mail: pettynathanm@uams.edu
Phone: 501-526-6990 ext. 2435