The DKMS (Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH) was founded in 1991 as a private initiative. Today, the DKMS family is the biggest data file network for bone marrow donors, with more than six million registered people. An average of 18 DKMS donors give their stem cells each day. More than 56,000 times, a DKMS donor gave the chance for a second life to someone else. The aim of the DKMS is to find a possible life saver for everyone by enlarging the data file more and more. In the battle against blood cancer, donations are needed urgently, as each registration as a donor costs 40 euros that are neither paid by health insurences nor by public institutions.
Die Projekte der DKMS
DKMS Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei
Defeat blood cancer - worldwide
Every 15 minutes, someone in Germany gets the shattering diagnosis of blood cancer. Many patients are children and youths, whose only chance to cure is a stem cell donation. The aim of the DKMS is to find a fitting life saver for every patient.
Carlos and You
Carlos and You
In 2014, 2-year-old Carlos came down with leukaemia and a stem cell donor was urgently searched. Immediately, the DKMS started a big registration action together with Carlos's family and friends. The more registrated donors there were, the bigger was the hope for Carlos and all other blood cancer patients to find a suitable donor. For Carlos, this life-saver was found in the same year.