Patients & Families

At DKMS, patients and families are at the heart of everything we do. Our key mission is to provide a suitable donor for every person in need of a blood stem cell donation.

We work with patients and their families to support them in their appeal to find a perfect matching donor.

Find out what happens if you are ever matched with a patient

The process explained

Rajee

Rajee

33-year-old Rajee is a talented software engineer who lives with her husband, Mani, in London. Rajee has been fighting chronic myeloid leukaemia since she was 12, but she hasn't let it hold her back.

Unfortunately, Rajee's condition has recently deteriorated and she now needs to find a lifesaving blood stem cell donor. Her family are appealing for more people to register as potential blood stem cell donors through their #HealRajee campaign.

Omar

Omar

21-year-old Omar is one of four brothers from London. While recovering from a motor accident in 2016, Omar was diagnosed with the rare blood disorder aplastic anaemia.

A blood stem cell donation is Omar's best hope of beating aplastic anaemia. He and his family are now appealing for more people to register as potential blood stem cell donors.

Sipy

Sipy

Sipy is a loving wife, mother, and grandmother from London. In December 2016, Sipy and her family were sadly given the news that she had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.

Sipy is now searching for a matching blood stem cell donor to give her the best chance of survival.

Kacper

Help for Kacper

7-year-old Kacper, from Nuneaton, has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia

Following his diagnosis, in November 2016, Kacper and his family were told he needs a bone marrow transplant to have the best chance of beating his condition. They are now focused on encouraging as many people as possible to register as potential blood stem cell donors.

Ruby

Ruby and children

Ruby, a loving wife and mum of two who lives in London, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in November 2016 and is now searching for a lifesaving blood stem cell donation.

Ruby, her family and friends are encouraging potential blood stem cell donors to register through their #RegisterForRuby campaign.

George

George O'Shaughnessy

3-year-old George, from Portsmouth, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) when he was just 22 months old. He managed to go into remission, but his cancer has recently returned.

George now needs a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor.

Venessa

Mum of three Venessa was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in February 2016 and has been told she needs a blood stem cell donation to survive.

Venessa is keeping a Facebook blog about her journey: www.facebook.com/theleukaemiadiva

Zac

Zac DKMS

13-year-old Zac, from Hampshire, was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was nine. He went into remission, but unfortunately, his leukaemia returned in November 2016.

He now needs a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor.

Ally

Ally, from Oxford, has Chronic Granulomatous Disorder (CGD), a rare and life-threatening condition where his immune system does not work properly.

He needs a blood stem cell donation to give him the best chance of beating CGD, but no matching donor has yet been found for him.

Would you like support from DKMS?

DKMS supports people with blood cancer and blood disorders, we work closely with patients and their families in appealing for more potential blood stem cell donors to join the register.

We organise donor recruitment events of all sizes in different locations across the UK, from small community events to large events in multinational companies.

If you would like further information on how DKMS can support you, please contact events@dkms.org.uk

Other ways to help

There are many ways to support our work

There are a number of different opportunities to get involved.

Help us to recruit more lifesavers by fundraising for us.

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