Activating a potential Donor

Once a matching donor with the same markers as the patient is identified in the database, your medical team will request a “Verification Typing” (VT). The BMDP will then contact the donor and collect a small blood sample in order to carry out a second higher resolution typing of their HLA. This is to make sure that this person is indeed a perfect match and sometimes the doctor may request to CT multiple donors especially if the initial search results show a number of similar matches.

The VT results will be forwarded to your doctor who is the final decision maker as to which donor will be selected as the best option for the patient.