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About our cause

Why DKMS needs your help

  • 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.
  • Over 70,000 people die from blood cancer every year

Numbers behind our work

  • Each year, DKMS processes more than 254,000 stem cell donations worldwide
  • More than 7600 blood cancer patients have already received a transplant of an unrelated donor
  • Over 8,00,000 new potential lifesavers added per year globally

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