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Tracking transplants – Program aims to reduce risk

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A computer program for tracking and coordinating bone marrow transplants from unrelated donors won the 2000 Computerworld Smithsonian Award on June 5.

The National Marrow Donor Program’s Search Tracking and Registry program improves the outcomes of marrow transplants by reducing the risk of transplant rejection and other complications.

A case study of the registry was formally presented to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History on April 3.  Case studies of all nominees become part of the Smithsonian’s permanent research collection.

The awards from Computerworld and the Smithsonian go to innovative applications of technology that benefit society.

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