Logistics

Will I be compensated for the time I take off from work?

If your employer does not provide paid time off for donation, DKMS has a financial assistance program for lost wages compensation. If you qualify for assistance, your coordinator will give you more information about applying for aid.

Will my donation date change?

Donation depends on both your health and that of the patient. In the time it takes for you to go through testing and the physical exam, the patient’s health can take a turn, delaying or even canceling donation. We will always keep you informed of any changes and continue to accommodate your schedule to the best of our abilities.

Where will I donate?

We work with a number of hospitals across the country. In many cases, we will ask you to travel. We arrange and cover the costs for travel and accommodations. In most cases, you will donate at the same facility where you will have your physical exam.

When will I donate?

In most cases you will be asked to donate 1 to 3 months after the confirmatory blood test. We will always try to give you 3 to 4 weeks notice and accommodate your schedule.