As an international organisation fighting against blood cancer, our mission is to give as many people as possible a second chance at life. To do that, we need to raise funds – especially because it costs us £40 to register each new donor.
DKMS is a nonprofit organisation
This means that, unlike ordinary businesses, the money we raise goes straight into supporting social or scientific causes. Monetary donations allow us to register new blood stem cell donors, which in turn allows us to give even more people around the world a second chance at life.
DKMS supports and funds blood cancer research.
We also undertake our own, focusing on improving the outcome of transplants, and the lives of those receiving blood stem cell donations. We're also taking our mission around the world, continuing to grow and diversify the database. We believe that anyone anywhere should be able to find a donor.
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.