How is DKMS funded?

DKMS is a charity and not-for-profit organisation. We are funded via two main sources of income:

  • The fees we are able to charge to transplant centres and/or healthcare providers to cover the:
    • medical
    • transport, and
    • administrative costs

we incur in assessing matched blood stem cell donors and arranging for the donation and transport of their stem cells to a transplant patient.

  • The charitable donations and gifts we receive from:
    • individuals
    • companies, and
    • grant-making trusts and foundations

in order to support our work.

We use these donations to cover the costs of registering new potential blood stem cell donors via the despatch, return and analysis of buccal swab kits.

Full details of DKMS’ income and expenditure can be found in our annual statutory accounts in our Impact reports.

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