International Rare Donor Panel




The International Rare Donor Panel 


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Dr Arthur Mourant chaired the first ISBT Advisory Committee for the International Rare Donor Panel on 9th February 1966 at the IBGRL in Chelsea, London.
The International Rare Donor Panel


The International Donor Panel (IRDP) was conceived under a joint World Health Organisation (WHO) and ISBT initiative in 1965 to facilitate the rapid location and exchange of rare blood between countries. The panel currently contains details of rare donors from 27 contributing countries and also frozen unit inventories from frozen blood banks around the world. The compilation and maintenance of the IRDP is carried out by the Red Cell Reference department of the IBGRL in Bristol, UK. 

The IRDP database can be accessed by authorised users via the website

Access is restricted to medical professionals who may be required to source rare blood for clinical use only.

All access requests should be made by email to the IBGRL ( and staff at the IBGRL will also be happy to assist with a search when required.

Please Click the link for access to the International Rare Donor Panel Login page.


Contact details

Blood Centre staff and other professionals requiring information regarding donors of a specific rare blood group should contact.

Phone: +44 (0) 117 921 7586             

FAX: +44 (0) 117 921 7329

Alternative Phone: +44 (0) 117 921 7587

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