Recruitment & Community Development Specialist (Former Employee) – Bethesda, MD – April 19, 2015
A typical day at work was working in the community with families who was searching for a match, I learned about Bone Marrow and the need. The hardest part of the job finding a match . The most enjoyable part of the job was watching two strangers come together for the first time after matching. Not a dry eye in the place.
Productive work environment with a steady flow of contract work
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – New Brighton, MN – September 9, 2015
NMDP offered steady work at great pay for college graduates getting introduced to the work environment. The work was continuous and repetitive, working towards a common goal of transitioning human biological samples from dry storage to freezer storage. NMDP offers a wonderful opportunity to explore a science based non-profit organization.
Community Engagement Representative (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – June 30, 2015
I have enjoyed my time working with the community and patients as a Community Engagement Representative and Marrow Donor Recruiter for the past 3 years. I will continue the work to help raise awareness to Be The Match Registry
Associate (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – June 8, 2015
NMDP was a great place to work and has always provided a wonderful work/life balance. They are in a position of needing to reevaluate their business and the direction it is taking. This has resulted in a lower morale and job layoffs.
EXECUTIVE ACCOUNT MANAGER (Former Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – March 27, 2015
This was the best job I have ever had. I was filled with joy and passion everyday to help make a difference in the lives of many. This was an amazing opportunity and experience. I met so many wonderful people, this organization is wonderful and I encourage everyone to check out BeTheMatch.
A mission-driven, patient and donor focused organization
Senior Project Manager, Organizational Transition (Current Employee) – Worcester, MA – February 27, 2015
NMDP is a US based organization, and the largest in the world dedicated to the coordination of the international search for unrelated donors on behalf of patients in need of stem cell transplantation. It's mission to assist patients in need of unrelated stem cell transplantation is promoted in all aspects of its business.
There is a great sense of community, team-building and focused goals within this organization. Patient and donor well-being is of the utmost importance in all decision making.
great focus on work/life balance
advancement opportunities are primarily within the corporate headquarters
An organization with one goal in life: Give the opportunity to someone to give the gift life
Administrative Director (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – August 11, 2014
NMDP was a fun place to work and I marvel at the people's dedication to give the opportunity to give and to receive the gift life. Both my director and co-worker were dedicated to NMDP's mission and made me feel that my role was as important as theirs. The position was simple in nature and the results of finding a match and coordinating the steps from the application for a match and the delivery of the life saving marrow was the best part of the job. The worst part was not to be able to find a match.
I answered 80+ donor calls a day in English and Spanish requesting information on how to become a donor, I explained how the donation procedure is and answered some medical questions. I translated booklets on "What is next now that I am a donor..." translated and answered emails in Spanish, and updated donor information.
I learned to be more compasionate, donors taught me it is worth to risk their own life in order to save someone's life.
My co-workers and I were a very caring team looking to help each other out, for example if a donor would ask a question that we were not familiar with we will look together for the answer.
The hardest part of my job was to hear a patient's family member say they did not match their love one and be desperate to find a donor.
The most enjoyable part of my job is to be able to help patients find a donor.
Enjoy working with a great group, and the benefits the company offered
interacted with a variety of projects that kept you busy so time would fly. learned time management and multi-tasking, management staff was great. Co workers where awesome when it came to team work hardest part of job not always being able to find match for a bone marrow person. The most important part of the job was going out to community donor jobs meeting and hearing peoples stories of survivals.
Being apart of a AWESOME team and great Location and parking site.
Working at National Marrow Donor Program was exciting and rewarding. A typical day included various analysis, reporting and interactions with all levels of management. Management was always approachable and had a real open door policy. The hardest part of my job was having to give my notice that I was relocating to Texas. The most enjoyable was having a wonderful job at an exciting place where co-workers and management supported each other.
Manager (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 8, 2012
This week at the NMDP we have another annual Council Meeting. Hundreds of employees from across the country fly in to Minneapolis, are put up at the Hilton, and party all week at the companies expense (they call it grant money from NMDP...).
Council Meeting Objectives To recognize, inspire, educate and collaborate with our Network partners as we share innovative best practices that will enable us to collectively save more patients’ lives.
Who Should Attend This annual meeting is held for the NMDP network to collectively address the challenges of unrelated marrow and cord blood transplants for patients in need. NMDP network partners, nurses, laboratory technologists, NMDP employees, and other healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend.
These conferences do nothing to increase awareness or donor membership. It pains me to see the amount of time and money wasted.
Typical day registering donors, meeting people, co-workers where excellent to work with. Hardest part was finding bone marrow donors to match. the most enjoyable when actually find a bone marrow match.
being able to attend donor drives outside the office.
Search Specialist/Call Back Unit (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – May 22, 2012
I loved the company and everything they stood for. While trying to locate donors for patients in need of transplants, I noticed many things that could have been templates to simplify and make it easier for all team members. The case load was extremely high making it hard to give adequate time that is needed in locating donors.
More lives could be saved via change in leadership
Manager (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – April 16, 2012
More lives would be saved if the valuable tax dollars were used for saving lives and not filling the pockets of useless leadership. This is a non- profit organization supported by federal dollars via the (CW Bill Young Program) and built on the backs of highly effective blood banks. They spend millions on poorly planned media events that result in limited numbers of new donors added to registry. Lots of HR cover-ups and high employee turnover,