Information for Patients

Patient information

Each year many Australians are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses where bone marrow transplant is their best treatment option.

Most patients who need a transplant don’t have a matching donor in their family and depend on the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) to find a donor.

The Australian Government funds the ABMDR, which searches for suitably matched donors and umbilical cord blood units so that patients who need a transplant can find a match. More information on the Bone Marrow Transplant Program can be found on the Commonwealth’s Department of Health website.

The patient section pages explain basic information about bone marrow transplants and the donor search process.

Please check the ABMDR Privacy Policy page to learn how privacy and security is managed by the registry including the potential contact between patients and donors.

To learn more about getting a stem cell or bone marrow transplant, check the Patient Brochure.