With the Donor Navigator® software, international registries, search units and transplant centers can search more than nine million donors from DKMS donor centers in Germany, the UK, Poland, Chile and India. It provides easy access not only to HLA typing information and additional markers (e.g., CCR5, KIR, MICA/MICB, but also to further donor data such as CMV status, date of last contact date, etc. Everything is presented in a simple and clear format, making it easier to select your patient’s best matching donor.
Requests for DKMS donors can be initiated and the progress of a running request can be tracked via the software. Currently, donors from Chile, India and the UK can be requested via Donor Navigator® on a regular basis. From April 2021, it will also be possible to request DKMS donors from Germany and Poland. (Please note that donor requests are only available for users outside the USA and Germany. Furthermore, donors from DKMS UK are not available for users in the UK, nor are DKMS donors from Poland available for users in Poland.)
Using Donor Navigator®, you can initiate the following standard request types: Typing requests, Confirmatory Typing (CT), Infectious Disease Marker (IDM) testing, Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells (HPC) Apheresis/Bone Marrow (workup) and Mononuclear Cell (MNC) Apheresis. In addition, it is possible to check the donor’s availability, suitability and willingness for stem cell donation using a new request type called Health and Availability Check (HAC). The HAC request can replace the CT request if it is essential that the process is expedited for your patient. In such cases, the CT will be performed during the workup (WU) procedure.
Another benefit of Donor Navigator® is the quick online completion of the workup forms: The forms are automatically filled with existing data, such as patient information, donor information and transplant center contact information.
Do you want to apply to use the software? Please download and fill out the registration form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.