About the WMDA

The World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) is made up of organizations and individuals who promote global collaboration and best practices for the benefit of hematopoietic stem cell donors and transplant patients.

The WMDA was informally initiated in 1988 by three pioneers in the field of transplantation: John Goldman (United Kingdom), E. Donnall Thomas (United States) and Jon J. van Rood (the Netherlands).

In 1994, the WMDA was officially founded and is now led by the WMDA Board and Committees whose members are all experts in their various fields. The WMDA office team of professionals who are based in the Netherlands carry out the daily activities.

The WMDA is also a member of the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (WBMT) and has a collaborative relationship with the World Health Organization.

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