DKMS (registered charity 1150056) is a global not for profit organisation that started in Germany in 1991 around one family’s search for a donor. Dr. Peter Harf founded DKMS in honour of his wife Mechtild, who had sadly lost her battle with blood cancer. Peter promised his wife to help every blood cancer patient searching for a matching donor. Today, DKMS operates in Germany, USA, Poland, Chile, India, South Africa and launched in the UK in 2013.
DKMS is dedicated to the fight against blood cancer through recruiting stem cell donors and providing second chances at life; creating awareness of blood disorders and raising funds to match donor registration costs. To date, DKMS has registered over 11.5 million potential blood stem cell donors worldwide. Over 109,000 people around the world have received a potentially lifesaving blood stem cell donation through DKMS.
In the UK, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary year, DKMS has registered over 980,000 blood stem cell donors to date and helped to give over 2,000 people a second chance of life. Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma and about 2,000 people each year need a blood stem cell transplant. We register people aged between 17-55yrs in general good health…could you be our 1 millionth potential lifesaver? To register click here www.dkms.org.uk
Donate here to help give patients with blood cancers and disorders a second chance at life. Thank you!