Stem Cell Donation

Is donating marrow or stem cells the same as giving blood?

No. When you register with DKMS, you are making yourself available as a potential marrow donor for a patient in need of a transplant.

If you do match with a patient, you will be asked to donate marrow or blood stem cells in procedures that differ from donating blood. You can remain a regular blood donor after registering as a bone marrow donor, however if you do match with a patient, we ask that you don’t give blood for a month prior to donation.

There are many ways to get involved and support our mission.
You could be raising awareness, joining the registry, hosting your own [registration] event, taking on a fundraising challenge, or anything in between.