The National Registry of Hematopoietic Stem Cells Voluntary Donors is a public institution, under the coordination of the Ministry of Health, în subordinea Ministerului Sănătăţii, established through the Government Decision No. 760/ 2009.
The Registry activates with respect for the principles of anonimity and confidentiality, under the law. The information regarding the donor are confidential and the anonimity regarding idenity is ensured for each individual donor.
The Registry is responsible for:
- Processing requests for the use of hematopoietic stem cells from unrelated donors for romanian and foreign patients;
- The issuance of the authorization provided for in Article 148 (10) of Law no. 95/2006 on health reform, as subsequently amended and supplemented;
- Coordinating and auditing recruitment, testing and donation of hematopoietic stem cells from unrelated donors;
- The implementation of the unique coding and labeling system in line with European coding requirements in donation work for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from unrelated donors.
The main activities of the Registry are:
- Methodological coordination of recruitment, testing and donation of hematopoietic stem cells from unrelated donors;
- Creating and managing a computer database on the territory of Romania regarding individuals who have given their consent to donate stem cells, including personal, medical and histocompatibility data;
- Identifying compatible hematopoietic stem cell donors in the internal database and in international databases;
- Mandatory interconnection with similar international entities;
- Research into stem cell transplantation;
- The development of national standards in accordance with up-to-date European regulations, with the World Marrow Donor Association Standards – WMDA, of the European Federation of Immunogenetics –
- EFI,, of the Joint Accreditation Committee, hereinafter referred to as JACIE as well as The World Health Organization in the field;
- Promote donation of hematopoietic stem cells.