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The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) is setting up a free information service to assist physicians who have patients requiring bone marrow transplants.
Bone marrow transplantation centers seeking donors for specific patients are asked to provide data on a form that the AABB will provide. The association can be contacted at Suite 600, 1117 N 19th St, Arlington, VA 22209.
The information will be compiled and distributed to blood banks that have access to persons who have volunteered to be donors and who have undergone histocompatibility leukocyte antigen phenotyping. This information will be distributed monthly "and more frequently later if warranted."
The association, which has a membership of some 2,300 community and hospital blood banks and transfusion services, as well as 7,000 persons associated with blood banking in this country and 40 other nations, emphasizes that this service is designed to "ensure individual rights to privacy." When there appears
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