Some other ABMDRs
My last post was about a donor recruitment campaign by the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) that I found out about through a press release published in the Armenian Reporter. In searching for more information about the ABMDR, I came across two more ABMDRs, both also donor registries: one Australian and one American.
The Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry appears to be the primary donor registry in Australia, established in 1991. The American Bone Marrow Donor Registry, on the other hand, seems to be duplicated in function and purpose by the National Marrow Donor Program in the United States, the latter having been established in 1987, while the ABMDR was establised in 1985. I'll have to do a little more research to figure out if there really are any differences.
Confusing as it is, it's interesting to see the network of registries across the world, and encouraging to see that most of them seem to be very active.