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HLA and Search Strategy Resources

A successful transplant requires a high degree of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) match between the patient and donor or cord blood unit (CBU). Learn about the role of HLA in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), the latest selection guidelines, and donor and cord blood search strategies.

Self-Paced HLA Courses

HLA & Search Strategy Interactive Learning Series
This series offers basic to advanced training to help you understand HLA and how it applies to HCT. Courses in this series include:

  • 101: Biology of HLA
  • 102: HLA Naming & Typing
  • 103: HLA Search Results
  • 201: Donor Selection

HLA for the Rest of Us
If you have little to no knowledge of HLA and biology, this course is for you. Simple terms are used to describe what HLA is, why it matters, and how to communicate HLA to donors, patients, and the general public.

Selection Guidelines

Donor and Cord Blood Unit Selection Guidelines
Access NMDP and CIBMTR evidence-based guidelines for selection of unrelated adult donors and umbilical cord blood units for transplantation. 

HCT Graft Source Selection Guidelines Webinar Series

Search Strategy in MatchSource®

MatchSource Master Class: Effective Search Management
Learn how to use functionality in MatchSource, get insider information on effective search management, and discover how adding outcomes research into MatchSource improves the results of your searches. The MatchSource  Master Class series includes:

  • Part 1: Entering Patients, Narrowing Search Results & Complex Searches
  • Part 2: Optimizing International Searches & Ordering
  • Part 3: Applying Science & Outcomes Research in MatchSource

MatchSource Training and Resource
Access the  MatchSource Interactive Training Guide and other resources to help you use MatchSource to search for and select unrelated adult donors and umbilical cord blood units (CBU).

HapLogic and HLA Typing Resources

Learn about the HapLogic matching algorithm, which identifies donors and cord blood units with the highest potential to match each patient. 

HLA Typing Resources
Explore HLA resources and education to learn more about HLA and the search process.

HLA and Search Strategy Sessions at One Forum 2021

Other On-Demand Webinars

Strategies to Advance Donor Selection Process for Cell Therapies to Improve Outcomes
Hear from industry experts about research identifying HLA-B mismatches that are most optimal and which cause negative effects. Learn about an automated HLA-B leader matching assessment tool that can be used to help avoid mismatching for HLA-B alleles associated with higher risks for patients.