Students vs Blood Cancer

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We are looking for extraordinary people to help fight our cause in fighting blood cancer and blood disorders.

We need you...

As a student, you can increase awareness of blood cancer and run donor drive events at your university, student union or colleges to help those diagnosed with blood cancer find their lifesaving match.

Become a student volunteer with DKMS and save lives!

Student volunteer role

  • Recruiting and managing a team of donor recruitment events volunteers.
  • Planning and delivering a number of donor recruitment events along with funding initiatives throughout the academic year.
  • Regular contact with your DKMS contact.
  • Attending the initial volunteer induction training and for annual refresher training thereafter.

What you can expect from DKMS

  • Guidance to ensure all fundraising regulations, charity law and regulations are met and reflect best practice.
  • Digital marketing/social media coaching.
  • An opportunity to feedback on your experience and inform the next generation of volunteer donor recruitment ambassadors.
  • A professional reference from an international charity on the successful completion of your projects.

Volunteer with us!

Universities and student unions

We are calling on universities and student unions to help us by:

Meet Tove and Erin - current student volunteers

Tove Högström and Erin Watson

Tove Högström, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

"When I was a child my mother got a cancer diagnosis and it made me want to help the fight towards cancer.

"By becoming a volunteer I felt like I could help make a difference and get more people on the registry so that one day patients and their families can enjoy a cancer-free life.

"To be a student volunteer is an amazing opportunity to help save lives. DKMS work to help expand the register, it is an amazing cause to be a part of.

"Being a student helps as it is important to encourage more young people to join the registry.

"The experience you get is also very valuable if you want to help make a difference."

Erin Watson, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

"I chose to become a student volunteer for DKMS, as I believe it is an extremely important charity, they provide hope to so many people.

"I feel it is extremely important to spread the word and get as many people to join the register age 18-55 as possible.

"Volunteering with DKMS is very flexible and you can contribute as little or as much as you wish, it gives you experience with organising events and speaking with the public, and you learn a lot about the cause.

"We need more young people to join the register, and being a student makes it easier to reach that age group.

"It is a very fulfilling experience, and gives you a chance to do something to help towards saving lives."

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