Delete Blood Cancer DKMS began with one family’s search for a bone marrow donor. In 1990, Peter Harf and his daughters went door-to-door in an effort to find a donor match for his wife and their mother, Mechtild Harf. They registered 68,000 donors in just one year. Sadly, Mechtild lost her battle, but in her honor, the Harfs started a bone marrow donor center (DKMS) that has since grown to be the world’s largest. We have branches in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., Poland and Spain. Globally, we have registered over 4.5 million donors and provided more than 40,000 patients with second chances at life.
Our mission is our name. We work every day to delete blood cancer by inspiring as many people as possible to register as bone marrow donors to provide patients with second chances at life. We are achieving this by celebrating how donors can save lives, dispelling the myths about the donation process and providing our hospital partners with quality donations in a timely manner.
Your Gift Helps Us Save Lives
It costs Delete Blood Cancer $65 to register each new donor. Because we don't want these costs preventing someone from becoming a potential lifesaver, we never require registrants to pay. Instead, we rely on individual, foundation and corporate contributions to help us keep registration free so we can sign up as many people as possible.