Who will cover the costs of my blood stem cell donation?
Donating blood stem cells is a voluntary act of solidarity with a seriously ill person. There will be no cost to you. When a donor is matched with a patient, DKMS-BMST covers all costs that could be incurred by a donor as a result of the donation process. DKMS-BMST will also cover the costs for a companion to travel with you to the hospital.
It is not necessary to use a donor’s own health insurance. Whilst it is extremely rare to require follow-up care if it is ever needed, the donor’s costs will also be covered by DKMS-BMST. Other than that, we are not legally allowed to make any payments or rewards to the donors for the provision of blood stem cell transplantation.