At DKMS, patients 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. These are just some of the people with blood cancer or disorders that currently needs a matching donor.
By registering as a potential blood stem cell donor, you go on standby to save the life of anyone in need of a blood stem cell donation, rather than for a specific patient. Blood cancer has no borders and neither does the fight against it!
Find out what happens if you are ever matched with a patientThe process explained
Richie, from Kirkby, Merseyside, is a loving husband and father of two. He was diagnosed with haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a very rare blood disorder, in December 2017. Doctors have told him he needs a blood stem cell transplant to survive.
Since being admitted to hospital Richie has only been able to see his children three times. Help Richie get back to his family.
Tim is a kind, humble Londoner who had a successful career. Sadly in October 2016, his world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Tim has been told his best chance of survival is to receive a blood stem cell transplant. As Tim is adopted, he is entirely dependent on finding a match from an unrelated donor.
Myla – DONOR FOUND
Myla is a big fan of Sheffield Wednesday and loves gymnastics, and ballet. Her biggest dream is to dance with her ballet school at Disneyland Paris.
In December 2017, Myla and her family’s lives were rocked. Myla was diagnosed with severe aplastic anaemia and was told she needed a blood stem cell match. Fortunately, a match has now been found!
Ian - Received a blood stem cell transplant
Ian’s a loving dad of three and loves helping others. His life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) shortly after his 42nd birthday.
His best chance of survival was a blood stem cell donation. A match wasn't found for him so his dad, who's not a perfect match, donated and gave him a fighting chance of beating ALL.
This summer, at just seven months, Lila was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) which is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Doctors have said that the best chance of beating Lila’s blood cancer is a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor. Now Lila’s parents are on the hunt for a blood stem cell donor who could help save her life.
Jasmi – DONOR FOUND
Jasmi is a fun loving seven-year-old from Bury St Edmunds.
She has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and her family were told earlier this year that she needed a blood stem cell donation.
We’re delighted that following a world-wide appeal backed by celebrities such as Ed Sheeran and Beastie Boy, Ad Rock,Jasmi has recently found a suitable matching blood stem cell donor.
Delroy – donor found
Delroy is a loving father of eight and star of TV show 'Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!'.
Delroy was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in November 2016. At the beginning of 2017, doctors told Delroy that a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor was his best chance of survival but there was no match for him. Happily, Delroy has now found his matching donor!
Stephen - Received a blood stem cell transplant
25-year-old Stephen is a talented trombonist from the South West.
Stephen was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in February 2016. He had undergone five rounds of chemotherapy, when he was told that a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor was his best chance of survival.
Evie – donor found
11-year-old Evie was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in 2014, at the age of 8, and later, in 2015, with myelodysplastic syndrome .
Doctors told Evie she needed a blood stem cell donation within the next few months for her best chance of survival. Happily a matching donor has been found!
Terry – donor found
Terry was initially diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in 2016 after having a stroke. He miraculously recovered and was able to return to work.
Unfortunately, Terry relapsed and was told he needed a blood stem cell donation. A matching donor has now been found for Terry!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org