At DKMS, 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. We urgently need to raise funds to continue our work registering as many people as possible, so that one day a suitable matching donor can be found for everyone in need.
DKMS is a nonprofit organisation
We continue to grow and diversify our database. We believe that anyone anywhere should be able to find a donor. Every gift, no matter the size, will make a difference and go towards the cost of registering new potential stem cell donors offering them hope of a second chance at life.
How you can help?
For some a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor represents their best, and sometimes only chance of beating this devastating disease. Despite being treatable and potentially curable, blood cancer remains 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 needs monetary donations to further expand its database with new donors. Over the years, we at DKMS and our DKMS Life Science Lab have managed to drastically reduce the cost of registering new donors. However, we still have to raise the money to cover the costs of registration from donations. Unfortunately, we cannot keep pushing the price down further without compromising our highest standards of quality. Our aim is to continue improving the typing profile of our donors based on the latest research findings. By doing this, we will be able to find the best blood stem cell donors for patients requiring a transplant as fast as possible.
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.