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BAME community research

Donors from black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities are significantly under-represented on our donor database.

Last updated: 23/02/2021

Donors from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities also seem to be less sure about proceeding to donate stem cells when they are found to be a match. By having fewer people from specific communities on our database, we are able to offer fewer second chances to patients from those communities. We want this to change, by finding out what people in these communities really think about the donation process and how we can help make it clearer.

We have recently emailed certain people to invite them to take part in a research survey. If you have received the email, please rest assured that is genuine and we would appreciate your assistance in completing it.

The survey is being administered on behalf of DKMS UK by M·E·L Research Ltd who operate to the Code of Conduct of the Market Research Society. Your responses will be treated in the strictest confidence and you won't be personally identifiable in any data or information passed on to DKMS UK. You can find out more information about M·E·L Research and their Privacy Notices. This includes details of your right to change your mind and have any personal details and the responses you give to this survey deleted at any time.

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