New stem cell donors for DKMS
In this hectic world, which seems to be characterised only by crises, some employees wanted to set an example of hope and charity. When a family member of an employee was diagnosed with cancer, we came up with the idea of activating new donors for DKMS within our company.
According to DKMS*, “every 12 minutes in Germany someone receives the devastating diagnosis of blood cancer, worldwide every 27 seconds. Blood cancer is still the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in children. Many patients cannot survive without a life-saving stem cell donation, and the search for suitable donors is always a race against time. The faster a ‘match’ is found, the greater the patient’s chances of survival.”
No sooner said than done, and thanks to the excellent support of the DKMS Donor Centre gGmbH donor service, a campaign was launched in no time at all. We covered the costs of the campaign as a company and are delighted that some employees were able to register as new potential stem cell donors.
* reference: https://www.dkms.de/informieren/ueber-die-dkms