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DKMS launches online platform for healthcare professionals

DKMS invites medical and healthcare professionals working in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation to visit the newly developed DKMS platform at


Our website gives an overview of the work of all our specialist departments and offers comprehensive insights into our scientific studies and publications. It provides access to:

  • DKMS services
  • resources
  • grants, and
  • support programmes.

The site features a modern and streamlined design and makes it easy to access essential information.

DKMS continuously works to improve the situation for patients with blood cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders, whilst ensuring donor safety. At the same time, DKMS provides the best possible services for medical and healthcare professionals. Originally founded as a non-profit stem cell donor centre, DKMS’ commitment today extends far beyond the registration of potential unrelated donors.

Dr Elke Neuhahr, Global Chief Executive Officer at DKMS said: “Over the past thirty years, our experts have accumulated a wealth of knowledge in the field of stem cell donation and transplantation. Science and research are key in the fight against blood cancer. We’ve created this platform to share our findings and know-how and to support the important work of clinicians, researchers, registries and transplant centres worldwide. After many months of hard work and dedication from our team, we're excited to debut our new website.”

DKMS Professionals Platform

Focus: sharing of knowledge and expertise

The Research & Publications section of the platform has been designed for clinicians, researchers and scientists. “We constantly optimise our work and invest in research projects and quality programmes to contribute to improving the outcome of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation,” said Dr. Alexander Schmidt, Global Chief Medical Officer at DKMS.

The research of the organisation focuses on three key areas:

  • the optimisation of the DKMS donor pool
  • advancing donor selection, and
  • improving cell therapy and transplantation.

DKMS further supports groundbreaking research projects by awarding the John Hansen Research Grant annually to outstanding young scientists working in the field of cell therapy and transplantation. “I’m delighted that the work and findings of many experts from our specialist departments and our network are now available online,” Dr. Schmidt added.

Consistent and quality-based services at every step of the journey to transplantation

Transplant centres and registries worldwide can explore the services section and gain access to all of DKMS’ services such as Family Typing and Donation as well as DKMS Registry services all the way from the initial donor search to workup, follow-up and donor-patient contact services.

The DKMS Registry also offers software tools to transplant centres and registries worldwide, enabling an independent search of the DKMS donor pool (except DKMS US) for a matching donor for their patient. In this section users can also find all the forms and information they need as well information about support programmes DKMS has established, such as “Access to Transplantation” to improve the situation for patients living in low- and middle-income countries.

Further features and content

The DKMS professionals platform will be updated on a regular basis with news of scientific research results, essential information about services and programmes as well as group-wide milestones of the international organisation. To discover the full range of DKMS’ service portfolio and to find out more about the organisation’s engagement in science and research, please visit

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