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Delete Blood Cancer UK

Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. For many of those affected, a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor represents their best, and sometimes only chance of beating this devastating disease.

We launched in the UK in February 2013 with a key mission to increase the pool of lifesaving blood stem cell donors, as we believe that not one single person suffering with a blood cancer should die because they are unable to find a matching blood stem cell donor. A blood stem cell donation from a matching donor could save their lives. All it takes to go on to the UK stem cell registry is a two minute cheek swab, sent to you when you register online.

We are part of DKMS (The Foundation for Donating Life), a global family of organisations that started in Germany in 1991 around one family’s search for a donor. Dr. Peter Harf and Prof. Gerhard Ehninger founded DKMS in honour of Harf’s wife Mechtild, who had sadly lost her battle with blood cancer. The worldwide search for donors is still as important as ever for all those needing a potentially lifesaving blood stem cell donation.

DKMS has grown to become the world’s largest stem cell donor centre. More than 54,000 people have made a potentially lifesaving blood stem cell donation since 1991. Today, over 6 million potential donors have registered across the five countries.

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