Work Up Coordinator, Marrow Donor Program - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Mar 02, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time
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Work Up Coordinator, Marrow Donor Program - Georgetown University Medical Center

The C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense (DoD) Marrow Donor Program - often called the DoD Marrow Donor Program or Salute to Life - is located in Rockville, Maryland, and has been in operation since 1991. We work exclusively with military personnel and their dependents, DoD civilian employees, Reservists, and Coast Guard and National Guard members to facilitate marrow and stem cell donations.

The Work Up Coordinator handles all donor activities for the C.W. Bill Young Marrow Donor Center.  Reporting directly to the Manager of Donor Services, the Coordinator works with the Associate Director, and staff, various military installations, civilian hospitals, and other National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) donor and transplant centers to ensure timely coordination of sample collection and medical testing of potential stem cell donors.  S/he performs these functions are performed in accordance with the philosophy, policies and standards of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).

  • Coordinates and documents all arrangements for stem cell procurement from compatible donor - for example, conducts information sessions, arranges command authorization, administers pre-collection specimen donation, physical exam, and autologous unit donation; coordinates donor travel arrangements; completes collection forms and requirements; coordinates status notification; makes courier travel arrangements; and performs follow-up with donors post-donation. 
  • Documents all actions and interactions appropriately within appropriate forms, documents, and databases. 
  • Interacts with NMDP Case Management staff to ensure adequate and open communication.
  • Maintains skill and knowledge base and participates in team meetings and trainings to expand own knowledge and that of team members.
  • Creates, sends, and tracks shipment of kits for donor specimen collection; and coordinates collections with donors and ensure safe/timely delivery of kits.
  • Participates in contingency exercises and activities, as needed. 
  • In case of emergency, provides significant extra assistance to program activities.


  • Bachelor's degree - preference for   Master's degree in nursing or health-related field preferred (Upon evaluation, equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for degree)
  • 1 - 2 years of donor coordination experience or  3 to 5 years - preferably in a health related field or equivalent combination
  • Computer experience with word processing
  • Advanced organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills  
  • Ability to work with colleagues and donors of diverse backgrounds
  • Attention to detail

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