Someone is diagnosed with blood cancer in the UK every 20 minutes. For many, a stem cell donation from a healthy person represents their only chance of survival. It costs £40 to register each potential stem cell donor, and add them to the list of life-savers on stand-by. There are many ways that you can help us to fund these registrations and give more blood cancer patients a second chance at life.
Gifts in Memory
Remember a loved one in a meaningful way by making a gift to DKMS in their memory. Through DKMS you can set up an online tribute page, hold a funeral collection or fundraise in any way you would prefer. Get in touch and we'll help you through the process to make sure their memory lives on through the work of DKMS.
Gifts in Wills
By leaving a gift to DKMS in your Will, you can make a positive impact on generations to come, helping more people with blood cancer to have a second chance of life. We suggest that you consult a solicitor when a making a new will or adjusting your current one.
Contact us for more information on the types of gifts you can leave in your will and how this will help us to register more potential life-savers in the future.
Trusts and Foundations
We are fortunate to receive grant funding from a number of charitable trusts and foundations.
In 2019 the de Brye Charitable Trust awarded DKMS £5,000 to support the registration of 250 new potential blood stem cell donors who went on standby to potentially save a life. We are very grateful for their support.
We also extend our heart-felt thanks to:
Mary Robertson (£3,000)
TJX Foundation (£500)
Foster Charitable Trust (£7,500)