On Friday, March 9, DKMS reached an incredible milestone of eight million potential blood stem cell donors registered with DKMS worldwide thanks to the Sheffield community.
The milestone moment took place at a donor drive at the University of Sheffield that encouraged the local community, staff and students to register for the bone marrow registry.
Sheffield student, William Chapman, 20, who is studying chemistry, was amazed that he helped us reach this incredible milestone. He said: “I had no hesitations in registering as a potential lifesaver and the initial registration process was straightforward. It’s really humbling to know that I’m now on standby to potentially save someone’s life. You too could help make a difference to someone in need so please take the time to register.”
Lisa Nugent, Head of Donor Recruitment at DKMS said: “This year has so far been monumental for us as we mark our fifth year anniversary in the UK and reach our eight million potential lifesavers milestone worldwide. A huge thank you to everyone who has made this possible.”
“We’ll continue our fight against blood cancer, registering as many potential lifesavers as possible. We will not stop until there is a match for everyone in need of a blood stem cell transplant.”