Donor drives save lives

Every new person that joins the register, could be a patient's match.

We need your help to make sure that each person who needs a blood stem cell transplant finds their matching donor. We work with friends and families of patients, as well as with local communities and volunteers to hold events to inspire and encourage people to register as potential blood stem cell donors.

Don't worry; we'll be there to support and guide you through holding an event. Our Donor Recruitment Managers work with you every step of the way, providing training, materials and ongoing help.

Would you like to hold a registration event at your work place? Or perhaps you know a company who would like to get involved. If so we would love to hear from you!

In joining the blood stem cell register, and encouraging others to do the same, you are doing something incredible. You are giving hope to people with blood cancer and blood disorders.

If you are interested in registering people as potential blood stem cell donors in your local community, get in touch today.

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Please provide as much information as possible about the donor drive you would like to host. For example, when, where and if it is connected to a patient appeal.

Why we need your support

  • Only 30% of patients find a matching donor within their family. 70% of patients who need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant rely on finding an unrelated donor.
  • Over 50k people die from blood cancer every year

Numbers behind our work

  • Each year, DKMS processes more than 254,000 stem cell donations worldwide
  • More than 5,500 blood cancer patients have already reveived a transplant of an unrelated donor
  • Nearly 360,000 people around the globe have already supported DKMS as volunteers

Help us to register even more lifesavers

We’d love it if you could help us to get more people on the register so that everyone who needs a blood stem cell donor can find their match.
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