You’re a lifesaver-in-waiting

With someone in the UK being diagnosed with a blood cancer every 20 minutes, the search for potentially lifesaving blood stem cell donors – like you – is always on.

When you registered with DKMS, you did something incredible. You become a lifesaver-in-waiting.

You’re now one of more than 300,000 extraordinary people in the UK on standby with DKMS – ready to give a blood stem cell donation to someone in need anywhere in the world. Thank you so much for your compassion.

Together we will save more lives

If you’re ever matched to someone in need of a blood stem cell donation, you could be their only hope. You could save a life. That’s why it’s so important that we can get in touch as quickly as possible.

If anything has changed since you registered as a potential blood stem cell donor with us, please take a moment to update your details today.

What happens if I’m a match?

We’ll get in touch to let you know and ask if you would still like to be a blood stem cell donor. If so, we’ll arrange further tests with your GP or nearest hospital to confirm your suitability for the patient. After this, you’ll be asked to donate in one of two ways.

Don’t worry, we’ll be with you all the way to answer your questions, discuss your options and help you through the next steps. You’ll also find lots of information on our frequently asked questions page.

Please don’t Forget

There are survivors because there are lifesavers. Remember to keep your contact details up to date. One day, you just might be the lifesaver someone is urgently looking for.

Thank you for being incredible.

So, you’ve swabbed your cheeks and returned your kit. Now you’re a lifesaver-in-waiting. Find out what happens if you’re selected as a match for someone in urgent need.

Blood stem cell donor Sean holding his donor card

“When I got the call to donate, I can hand-on-heart say it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I hope I can be a match again to help another person.”

20 minute clock

Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer. If you’re identified as a potentially lifesaving match for someone in urgent need, could we find you?