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Your gift is helping to save lives.
Your donation can help save lives
We register lifesavers
Alfie was just seven months old when he was diagnosed with leukaemia. After chemotherapy failed, his only chance of survival was a stem cell transplant from a stranger. Schoolteacher Christin had been on the blood stem cell registry for a number of years before finding out she was a potentially lifesaving match. Alfie was given a successful second chance of life thanks to her. Your donation will help us to register more potential matches, like Christin, and bring patients hope.
It costs £40 to register a lifesaver
It costs DKMS £40 to add each new potential lifesaver to the global registry. This includes the swab kit, postage, world-leading genotyping and recruitment costs. We do not charge donors a registration fee, but welcome whatever contribution that can be made towards the costs.
We need your help now
Every 27 seconds, someone somewhere in the world is diagnosed with blood cancer. Your contribution will allow us to register more lifesavers-in-waiting and save more lives. Despite being treatable, blood cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in the UK. Together we can change that!
It costs us £40 to register just one potential blood stem cell donor. Not everyone who signs up is able to contribute towards this cost, so we need your help.
Find out more about donating and fundraising
Why is DKMS asking for money?
Every 27 seconds someone, somewhere in the world is diagnosed with blood cancer. This is a heartbreaking statistic and we want to do all we can to help. We believe that nobody with a blood cancer or blood disorder should die because they are unable to find a matching blood stem cell donor.
That’s why we need to raise funds to continue our work registering as many potential blood stem cell donors as possible. Each new registration costs us £40 and, as a charity, we rely on the generosity of the public to cover this cost. Every penny donated to DKMS goes towards registering even more lifesavers-in-waiting.
Can I organise my own fundraising event?
Yes, you can! Whatever you’re up to, the DKMS Fundraising Team is here to support you. If you already know what you’re doing, why not go ahead and set up an online fundraising page. For more information about holding your own event, visit our dedicate Do your own thing webpage.
I want to raise money for DKMS, do you have any ideas?
Whether you love getting active, performing music, whipping up a storm in the kitchen or getting bendy at yoga, our Fundraising Team can help you turn your passion into a great fundraiser. For more ideas and information visit our dedicate Do your own thing webpage or contact us on email@example.com