Only 30% of patients find a matching donor within their family. 70% of patients who need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant rely on finding an unrelated donor.
In the US over 50,000 people die from blood cancer every year.
28% of all potential blood stem cell donors worldwide are registered with DKMS.
To date, DKMS has registered over 10 million potential blood stem cell donors worldwide, including over 1,100,000 people in the US.
So far, over 4,711 second chances at life have been provided by DKMS US.
Bring in your personality
Submit personal photos and tell your individual story on why our cause is important to you. The more personal it feels, the more people will support your effort.
Set a goal
You and your Donor Recruiter will set a goal of how many registrations you want to achieve.
Engage your surroundings
Think of people that you can count on for their support - friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Share your drive with them.
Social media offers a great way to reach a wide audience. We have compiled a few tips for social media.
Make your followers aware of your support and your Virtual Drive and encourage them to join in and help save lives.
Update your followers
Ask people for support when your drive is close to a milestone and update them regularly.
Celebrate your achievements
Thank your followers for their participation and celebrate the impact you have provided with your surroundings.