'Swab to Save a Child'

Become a donor

Our story

'Swab to Save a Child' is a campaign looking to raise awareness for childhood cancer. On Sunday 17 September, to mark Children's Cancer Awareness Month, we hosted 14 consecutive registration events across England, to register new potential stem cell donors. This national drive was one of a series of events held across the weekend of 16/17 September, which resulted in over 3,500 potential new donors signing up with DKMS.

Didn’t make it to one of our events? It’s not too late to become a donor - simply order a kit using the ‘become a donor’ button above.

Help provide a second chance at life

I’m Sarah. Together with a group of mothers with children who have received a life-threatening diagnosis of leukaemia or bone marrow failure. Our mission is to positively impact the lives of children in need. We want to help find a life-saving match for some of the 2,000 children and adults every year who need a transplant, giving them a second chance at life.

Through our dedicated efforts, we aim to raise awareness for organisations that provide life-saving treatments and to support children facing serious illnesses.

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

How you can help

Every 14 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer or disorder. You could be their lifesaver if you’re aged 17-55 and in generally good health.

Please sign up to be a stem cell donor for millions worldwide suffering from blood diseases, cancers and immunodeficiency who need transplants.

You could be someone’s second chance at life.

Ready to become a potential lifesaver? Join the register now