As a charity, we rely on the generosity of the public to keep registering donors.
Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer, such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. This is a heartbreaking statistic, and we want to do all we can to help.
Your money will go towards the cost of registering new potential blood stem cell donors and therefore give a lifeline to people who so need it.
Your contribution, no matter how big or small, could save lives.
Why your donation saves lives
We believe that nobody with a blood cancer or blood disorder should die because they can't find a matching donor.
We urgently need to raise funds to continue our work registering as many people as possible.
Together, let’s make sure that one day a matching donor can be found for everyone in need.
How you can help?
Your contribution will allow us to register more lifesavers-in-waiting. Simply put, the more potential donors on the register, the more lives saved.
Despite being treatable and potentially curable, 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.
Your donation can help save lives
Why is DKMS asking for money?
DKMS is a charity and we rely on the generosity of the public to keep registering donors. Every penny donated is used to register new potential blood stem cell donors with could go on to save a life. Over the years, we have managed to significantly reduce the cost of registering new donors. However, each new registration still costs the charity £40.
Unfortunately, we cannot reduce the cost any further without compromising the quality of our tissue typing. Our aim is to continue improving the typing of our donors based on the latest research. This means we’ll be able to find the best possible blood stem cell donors for patients who need a speedy transplant.
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 page.
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 page or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org