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Our engagement in science and research

DKMS is not only the world’s leading stem cell donor center, we also help advance science & research in the transplant field.

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Innovative research has lead to groundbreaking advancements in the fight against blood cancer. DKMS continues to support and advance research in the transplantation field.

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Fighting blood cancer on every level: Our engagement in science and research
Innovative research can help us win the fight against blood cancer.
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John A. Hansen, who gave the grants their name, was an outstanding oncologist and excellent immunogeneticist. Hansen died on 31 July 2019 at the age of 76.
For the future of science and research
We believe that our support for young medical and scientific talents is a critical investment in the future. For this reason, the DKMS Stiftung Leben Spenden (Foundation for Giving Life) awards the John Hansen Research Grant (formerly: Mechtild Harf Research Grant).
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Mechtild Harf
Mechtild Harf Science Award
Recognizing the outstanding scientific work of world-class physicians.
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Together we can save more lives
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