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Useful H&I Links:

World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA)


The European Society got Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT)

The Joint Accreditation Committee ISCT-Europe & EBMT (JACIE) Standards


The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)


United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)


Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)


European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI)


Common and Well Documented Alleles and Population Analysis Tools (via EFI)



British Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (BSHI)

BSHI Guidelines (Detection and Characterisation of Clinically Relevant Antibodies plus HLA Matching and Donor Selection for Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant)

Policies and Guidelines


British Transplantation Society (BTS)

British Transplantation Society (BTS) Guidelines


British Society for haematology (BSH) Guidelines


Use of platelet transfusions


NEQAS Central Office


Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO)

Guidance on the microbiological safety of human organs, tissues and cells used in transplantation


Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) Reports


Asia-Pacific Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Association (APHIA)


American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)


Indian Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ISHI)


Arabic Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ARSHI)



This provides a specialist database for sequences of the human major histocompatibility complex (MHC)

HLA Dictionary Tools

DPB1 T-Cell Epitope Algorithms

DPB1 T-Cell Epitope Algorithm (version 2, August 2016)

HLA Nomenclature


Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy


National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC)


The Common and Well Documented Allele Catalogue -alleles-3-0/


PIRCHE Algorithm for HSCT


NMDP bioinformatics resources


Haplostats Haplotype Prediction Aid


Allele Frequency Net Database


Worldwide allele distribution maps for HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, HLA-DRB1, HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1, HLA-DPA1 and HLA-DPB1 (Solberg et al., 2008)