#PassItOn for World Blood Cancer Day


What is World Blood Cancer Day?

World Blood Cancer Day is every year on 28 May. This year, we celebrate 33 years since DKMS was founded in Germany, and the 12 million donors we have registered worldwide, including over 1,000,000 in the UK.

However, currently, 4 out of 10 UK patients still won’t find a match on the stem cell register. This means there is more work to do.

We won’t stop until every patient who needs a stem cell donor can find one.

How is DKMS deleting blood cancer?

DKMS UK is on a mission to recruit more stem cell donors, especially those from minority ethnic backgrounds, to the DKMS register, as well as raise funds to cover the donor registration costs.

By expanding and diversifying the stem cell register, we hope to provide more second chances at life to blood cancer and blood disorder patients in urgent need of a stem cell match as part of their treatment.

We need YOU to help us in our mission!

How you can get involved


Our 'PassItOn' campaign is a call to action for our incredible community to spread the word about the power of stem cell donation. Ending on 25 June, we’re aiming to register 3,000 new potential donors to the register within a month. We’re counting on YOU to help us reach and hopefully surpass this goal!

SHARE and ENGAGE with our social media posts to get involved.

Learn more

The DKMS Lottery

We've launched the DKMS lottery! It's a fantastic opportunity to make regular donations to DKMS, helping us cover the cost of registering new potential donors, and you can win big prizes!

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Free resources

Download our World Blood Cancer Day 2024 infographics: a series of free digital resources to help you get involved and #PassItOn for World Blood Cancer Day this year.

Help us find more donors
Everyone who needs a blood stem cell transplant must find their potential donor. Can you help?