Pete and son

Be their one in a million: join the register

Become a donor

DKMS is asking you to join our register as a potential blood stem cell donor.

Every 20 minutes someone in the UK, such as Pete, above, is diagnosed with blood cancer.

Often, after therapies such as chemotherapy have failed, patients need a blood stem cell donation. Many will be in desperate need; the donation could give them a second chance at life.

One in four people is lucky: they find a match within their own family. Others, including Pete, are searching right now for a willing stranger with a similar genetic background to donate their blood stem cells.

Only one person needs to match with Pete. However, matching really is a numbers game: the more people on the register, the more likely Pete will find his own ‘one in a million’.

Make a gift
Each new potential donor costs us £40 to register. You can help cover our costs by making a gift today.

What does a blood stem cell donation involve?

Poonam in a hospital bed, smiling at the camera whilst donating blood stem cells

Donating is a straightforward process, as previous donor Poonam (right) can testify. For most people, it involves a few hours sitting in a comfortable chair, having blood withdrawn from your arm, with your expenses and travel paid by DKMS.

Our mission is to provide a matching donor for every patient with blood cancer or a blood disorder who needs a transplant. All it takes is one person to match each patient: that person might be you.

Be one in a million

Click the ‘BECOME A DONOR’ button and you could be taking the first step to giving another person a second chance at life.

Ready to become a potential lifesaver? Join the register now