September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. This year, 'You've Got it in You' to make a real difference to people who have blood cancer. There are so many ways you can help.
The race is on! We need you to take on the challenge of a virtual life-saving 635-mile journey from our head office in Chiswick, London to our labs in Dresden, Germany. This is the very same journey that each and every potentially lifesaving swab kit takes.
So why not run, walk, swim or cycle with your friends, family, or colleagues to do the journey together? If you really fancy a challenge, can you cover the distance yourself?!
Every September, we do something big to raise awareness of blood cancer. Last year, we brought together three people with a personal connection to blood cancer to do a wing walk.
This year is no different. We are teaming up with racing driver David Edwards whose relative had blood cancer. David will be taking part in two EnduroKA races - Oulton Park, 10 September, and Brands Hatch, 19-20 November - in a branded DKMS racing car to raise awareness of our cause.
In his first-ever race, David came a respectable 18th at Oulton Park, after completing 118 laps of the track in just over five hours. At Brands Hatch, David and the team came 13th, after qualifying in 33rd, completing 400 laps in just over 8 hours 20 mins.Donate to DKMS.
Why not donate to our work? As a charity, we rely on funds to continue our lifesaving work.
We do not charge donors a registration fee. However, it costs DKMS £40 to add each new potential lifesaver to the register. We welcome whatever contribution you can make towards the work we do. Thank you!
If you’re not yet on the stem cell donor register, please consider joining and ask your friends and family as well.
You might be the only person in the world who is the right genetic match for a patient who desperately needs a blood stem cell transplant to give them a second chance at life.
If you are aged 17-55 and in general good health, 'You’ve Got it in You' to be a potential lifesaver for someone with blood cancer. Start by registering online for your home swab kit.