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WHAT WE DO

  • We create awareness of blood cancer diseases and treatments.
  • We recruit stem cell donors to give those in need of a stem cell donation a second chance at life.
  • We engage the public as well as companies to organize donor registration events.
  • We raise funds to increase both the size and diversity of the worldwide pool of available stem cell donors.
  • We help to improve blood cancer treatment – through our own research and state-of-the-art technology in our laboratory
  • We maintain our donor relationship from day one of registration until stem cell donation.

Each of Us Has the Ability to Save a Life; That Is the Power of Blood. Image

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08-21-20

Each of Us Has the Ability to Save a Life; That Is the Power of Blood.

With Black donors currently only making up 7 percent of the registry, DKMS has launched the “Power of Blood” initiative with an aim to increase awareness of the topic in the Black community and encourage participation in the registry. For Emma Hall, a 10-year-old battling Aplastic Anemia, this initi...
Chicago Mom of 4 Donates Bone Marrow to 7-Year-Old Boy She Doesn't Know. 'You Just Want to Protect Them.' Image

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07-31-20

Chicago Mom of 4 Donates Bone Marrow to 7-Year-Old Boy She Doesn't Know. 'You Just Want to Protect Them.'

Months passed and the pandemic began. And then Leone, a lawyer and co-founder of a tech startup, received a call that she was a match for a 7-year-old boy who has Hodgkin lymphoma. She was asked if she was still willing to be a donor.
Why Diversity Is Essential to the National Bone Marrow Donor Pool Image

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06-30-20

Why Diversity Is Essential to the National Bone Marrow Donor Pool

It’s a fact. Minorities have more difficulty finding matching bone marrow or blood stem cell donors because of the lack of participation by minorities to join the donor pool.
Camp Kesem Launches National Virtual Donor Drive Image

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06-11-20

Camp Kesem Launches National Virtual Donor Drive

Camp Kesem and DKMS were not going to let the COVID-19 crisis stand in the way of helping patients searching for matching stem cell and bone marrow donors. With 80 in-person donor drives canceled on college campuses across the country, both organizations were determined to continue to register po...

DKMS Extends International Footprint With South African Partnership Image

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05-28-20

DKMS Extends International Footprint With South African Partnership

DKMS is pleased to announce a collaboration with The Sunflower Fund in South Africa to provide patients worldwide with a second chance at life.

The Sunflower Fund partnered by DKMS will begin operations in South Africa today, May 28,

2020DKMS decided to announce t...

COVID-19 Outbreak Didn't Stop This Lifesaver Image

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05-11-20

COVID-19 Outbreak Didn't Stop This Lifesaver

Originally published by DKMS

It was late December 2019 and Will was packing his belongings and preparing for the trip from NYC to Texas to visit his parents fo...

On the Road As a Stem Cell Courier Image

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04-27-20

On the Road As a Stem Cell Courier

Originally published by DKMS

Maria Schmiing is a DKMS employee and has also been a volunteer stem cell courier for about two years. A few days ago, she took a transplant fro...

DKMS Donates 12,000 Buccal Swabs to Memorial Sloan Kettering for COVID-19 Testing Image

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04-27-20

DKMS Donates 12,000 Buccal Swabs to Memorial Sloan Kettering for COVID-19 Testing

 DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow and blood stem cell donor center, has joined the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), providing 12,000 sterile buccal swabs to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to be used to...

#KevinCrushingCancer: Fight with Kevin Image

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04-15-20

#KevinCrushingCancer: Fight with Kevin

Kevin Clements' family knows there is a challenge ahead. But they're always up for a challenge. On Halloween this year, the beloved husband and father of three was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma and leukemia. He needs a bone marrow transplant and now his family is racing to fi...

Dallas Community Rallies to Register 1,100 New Donors for Team Harrison Image

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04-10-20

Dallas Community Rallies to Register 1,100 New Donors for Team Harrison

Nine-year-old Harrison Marcus is fighting acute myeloid leukemia, but he’s not alone in his battle.

Sunday, January 12th, in just six hours, 1,100 people from his community and school showed up to swab their cheeks to see if they could be the matching bone mar...

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