Football Vs. Blood Cancer

Team up with DKMS and help show blood cancer the 'red card'

How Football Clubs, Supporter groups and Associations can help...

Finn and Everton - Football Vs Blood Cancer

DKMS is teaming up with football clubs up and down the UK in a bid to raise awareness of blood cancer, blood stem cell donation and to register potentially lifesaving blood stem cell donors.

The initiative gives staff, players and fans alike the opportunity to make a genuine difference to the lives of those affected by blood cancer.

Jerome Boateng - Football Vs Blood Cancer

Football vs Blood Cancer's goal is to run donor registration events across the UK's footballing world.

By partnering with Associations, Clubs, Fan Groups and Ambassadors, we hope to increase the pool of lifesaving blood stem cell donors on the UK stem cell registry.

 

Finn meets his Everton heroes - Football Vs Blood Cancer

There are four ways to get involved, which can be tailored to fit your needs:

1. Donor registration events
2. Promotion and awareness raising
3. Patient experience
4. Fundraising

Download the Football Vs. Blood Cancer Engagement Package here and see how you could save a life.

Be an ambassador

Jerome meets a patient - DKMS Football Vs Blood Cancer

Role models within the footballing world inspire people to make a difference in ways often unreachable by other methods.

Supporting DKMS in it’s mission to register potential lifesavers can influence and lead the way for the wider public to get involved and make a difference. Don't just watch from the sidelines, make an impact!

Everton did just that when they invited Finn to meet his heroes.

  

Everton supported Finn's appeal for a donor

Everton Football Vs Blood Cancer

Everton Ambassador, Graeme Sharp, who was part of the drive to encourage registrations for Finn’s campaign, said: “As a Club we really got involved in Finn’s campaign and we saw a massive rise in people registering as a result of the appeal. Getting involved was really easy to do and we had great support from DKMS throughout. The news that Finn found a match really did make it all worthwhile. Coupled with helping Finn find a match, we were also able to see what happens from a donor’s perspective. One of our staff members was a match for someone else and their donation could go on to save someone else’s life.

“We still need many more people to register as finding a tissue match is very complex and the more people registered, the better the chance of more patients finding their lifesaving match.”