When you are entering an Unrelated Donor Allograft you will be asked for the donor centres ION code. This glossary will provide an extensive list of these and a brief explanation as to what they are.
An Issuing Organization Number (ION), is a number/code allocated to a donor registry for its identification. These ION codes have been correctly assigned to donor registries within the EBMT Database.
The ION code identifies organizations that issue GRIDs and is assigned by ICCBBA (International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation – formed in 1974 to standardize and automate how blood and blood product information is recorded and how blood products are traced from donor to recipient.) A unique random ION is assigned to each issuing organization. The ION is a 4-digit number between 1000 and 9999. The ION is used as the first 4 characters within a GRID to create global uniqueness and may also be used for other purposes (e.g., databases) to identify organizations that assign GRIDs.
Once assigned, an ION will not be reassigned to another organization
This link provides more detailed information on rules linked to ION codes and GRID:
The following sections have been broken down into smaller alphabetical sections for easy reference. Have a look through the all the different countries and see which overseas donor registries have Ion codes
The donor registries ION codes table has been split into smaller alphabetical sections for ease of reference. The key for the donor registry types featured within the tables is below:
|CBB||CORD BLOOD BANK|
|CBU||CORD BLOOD UNIT|