The cutting edge of many new medical advances involves using the body's own immune cells in new ways.
For these therapies to work, scientists often need to make a "tissue match," also known as an "HLA match" between the treatment cells and a patient. By including your HLA type as part of your Bio-Linked profile, you can put yourself at the front of the line to be part of amazing discoveries and life-changing cures!
If you are signed up to be a marrow donor through the Be The Match registry, you have your HLA typing information on file with the National Marrow Donor Program.
By simply sending a request to HLARequests@Bio-Linked.org, you can request a copy of your HLA results. Once you receive your report, we now have an area for you to input this important data into your Bio-Linked profile. Please help speed our research efforts by making this critical upgrade to your profile!
If you know your HLA type from a lab work done from a source other than Be The Match. that would be equally valuable.
For your reference it is usually provided in a format similar to one shown below.