DKMS Life Science LAB

Located in Dresden, Germany, DKMS Life Science Lab is one of the world's largest and most advanced genotyping service providers. Our main focus is high resolution, sequence based HLA typing for stem cell donor registries. We are also looking to expand the scope of our services into areas where our core competencies can provide exceptional value to customers.

About us

We are a well-organised team with the capabilities, knowledge and innovative spirit to deliver the best and most accurate results. Our highly qualified employees will execute your genotyping order as cheaply and quickly as possible.


We supply high quality immunogenetic genotyping services. Our mission is to provide a more efficient route to accurate genotypes. We also welcome opportunities to cooperate in other areas where our lab´s NGS and high throughput offer benefits.


Our world class expertise in high throughput NGS technology provides our customers strategic benefits. Expert knowledge from more than one million HLA typings per year makes us an experienced and reliable partner.


Besides performing routine genotyping operations, our lab has always been proud to play an active role in the scientific field of HLA typing and beyond.

Blood and Marrow Disorders

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited disease of hemoglobin, a molecule that carries oxygen within red blood cells. In the U.S., most people with sickle cell disease are of African ancestry. The disease can cause severe pain and other serious medical problems. A bone marrow transplant is the only known cure.


Anemia is a blood disorder that occurs when the body can't produce enough healthy red blood cells. Bone marrow transplants can be lifesaving treatments for those fighting Diamond Blackfan Anemia, Aplastic Anemia, Beta-Thalassemia, Fanconi Anemia and other serious illnesses.

Other Diseases of the Blood or Marrow

Bone marrow transplants are often the best treatment for a range of immune deficiency disorders such as Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome and inherited metabolic disorders including Hurler's Syndrome and leukodystrophies.

Take the First Step to Giving Someone a Second Chance at Life

We have registered more than 800,000 donors in the U.S. and over 6 million worldwide, but that’s still not enough to help every patient in need of a transplant. In fact, 6 out of 10 patients are unable to find a compatible donor. The odds are even lower for those with diverse ancestry. You can help change that by registering as a donor or supporting our registration efforts with a gift.

About Blood Cancer - Darian with Evander Holyfield, Jr.

Every year, approximately 14,000 patients need to find a compatible donor outside their family. Their doctors search the national registry for potential donors who share a similar Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) tissue type.

About Blood Cancer - Jake Amato

A close HLA match increases the chance that the patient’s body will accept donated cells as its own and not fight them. Currently, only about 4 in 10 patients can find a donor with a very close HLA type. The closest HLA matches generally occur between patients and donors who share the same ancestry.

About Blood Cancer - Brittani Avril

Your $45 helps determine the HLA tissue type of each potential donor. Because we never want money to come between a donor and the patient who needs them, we rely on contributions to sponsor the nearly 150,000 new donors we register each year.

Other Ways to Help

There are many ways to support our fight against blood cancer.

Register today to take the first step toward giving someone a second chance at life.

100% of every gift you make helps us recruit more potential lifesavers.

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