As a charity, we rely on the generosity of the public to keep going.
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.
DKMS is a charity and we rely on the generosity of the public to keep going. Every penny donated is used to register new blood stem cell donors with the potential 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.
Who will cover the cost if I donate blood stem cells for a patient?
The patient’s health insurance company/healthcare system will pay for all examinations and treatments you may need before you make your donation. They will also cover the cost of any hospital visits, and reimburse you for travel expenses and any other non-medical expenditure. Your travel to and from the hospital/collection centre will be organised by DKMS, who will also cover all other costs incurred, including your loss of earnings.
How can I change my billing information?
You can send us your new account details simply and easily by e-mail.