All further donor follow-up will be through DKMS. Blood tests are usually no longer necessary.
DKMS follows the general prescribed standards for follow-up of the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA). The wellbeing of the donors has top priority at DKMS; we carry out an even closer follow-up than prescribed by WMDA.
The long-term donor follow-up programme is carried out by our Donor Follow-up Team.
After the first follow-up questionnaire, subsequent questionnaires will be sent out :
The DKMS team check the questionnaires very carefully and will contact you immediately if there is a need for any extra clarification.
You can also contact our team at any time outside of the follow-up sessions! They will be happy to answer your questions and help you further.
After a stem cell donation, the body regenerates the stem cells within a few weeks. The follow-up programme includes checking blood values four weeks after donation to make sure that the relevant blood values have returned to normal.
Only if a blood value needs to be rechecked will we ask for additional blood tests.
If you are identified as a potential blood stem cell match for someone, we ask that you do not donate blood from the time of confirmatory typing. Your confirmatory typing will take place after you are identified as a potential donor.
Normally, a blood sample only needs to be taken once - four weeks after donation. Only in the case that a blood value needs to be rechecked will we ask for additional blood tests.
Please return your follow-up questionnaire to email@example.com.
If you no longer wish to participate in the follow-up programme, either