Patients Overview

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 patient

The process explained

Rajie

Rajie needs a blood stem cell donor to beat diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Rajie, from Hertfordshire, has a beautiful smile as wide as his passion for cricket - and a firm eye on playing for England or the Indian Premier League one day.

In November 2017, Rajie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and has been treated with chemotherapy since. He had an early relapse in March 2018 and his best chance now is a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor.

Camllie

Camllie needs your help to beat acute myeloid leukaemia

Camllie is three years old and already fighting for her life. Originally diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in July 2017, after prolonged treatment she went into remission in December only to relapse recently.

She is back in hospital now and doctors have advised that a blood stem cell transplant is her best chance at recovery.

Hilary

Help Hilary, from Leeds, survive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and see her first grandson grow up

Hilary, 62, from Leeds, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in September 2017 and has been told by doctors that she urgently requires new blood stem cells from a stranger with a matching tissue type to rebuild her immune system, to fight infection and disease.

Help Hilary survive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and see her first grandson grow up.

Peter

Peter aims to use his myeloma diagnosis as a catalyst for change

Peter, from Cheshire, is a dedicated father of two boys. He was diagnosed with myeloma in March 2017 and is now searching for his matching blood stem cell donor.

Peter is known to love a challenge. He’s completed an Ironman, holds a private pilot’s license and is also a qualified rugby coach. But today Peter is facing his biggest challenge yet and he needs your help.

Richie

Richie Bollard

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.

Gavin

Gavin need your help to survive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and return to his family

Gavin was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in February 2018. He urgently needs a blood stem cell transplant for his best chance of survival.

Gavin is a hardworking husband and father of two daughters aged 14 and 12, Natalie and Felicity. He is a UK Armed Forces veteran. Gavin loves nothing more than spending quality time with his family and friends.

Ian - Received a blood stem cell transplant

Ian and his childrena

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.

Tim

As Tim is adopted, he is entirely dependent on finding a suitable match from an unrelated donor

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.

Chloe

Chloe

Seven-year-old Chloe was born with the blood disorder called Diamond Blackfan Anaemia.

She has recently developed antibodies in her blood and now urgently needs a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor.

Myla – DONOR FOUND

Myla in her ballet outfit

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!

Ally

Ally Kim

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.

Elsa

Elsa has accute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Elsa is a doting mother and loving wife who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

A matching donor is needed for a blood stem cell donation, so Elsa’s family have launched the #Match4Elsa campaign urging people to register as potential blood stem cell donors.

Tania

Tania

Mother-of-two Tania was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in May 2016.

Doctors have now told her that a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor is her best chance of survival.

Delroy – donor found

Star of Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away, Delroy, diagnosed with leukaemia

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!

Kapil

Kapil has myelofibrosis

Kapil is a dentist and loving father of two, with a third child on the way.

Sadly, he has been diagnosed with myelofibrosis and doctors have told him that his only chance of survival is a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor.

Stephen - Received a blood stem cell transplant

Stephen Sykes

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.

Venessa

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:

Jasmi – DONOR FOUND

Jasmi

Jasmi is a fun loving seven-year-old from Bury St Edmunds who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

We’re delighted that following an appeal backed by celebrities such as Ed Sheeran and Ad Rock, Jasmi has recently found a matching donor.

Evie – donor found

#FindADonor4Evie

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!

Would you like support from DKMS?

Team 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

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