Using this process, over one million potential stem cell donors are typed each year. We continue to improve the quality of the profiles of our existing donors through re-typing projects; however, there are some donors on the database who are not typed to the same standards as all new donors are today. If a registered donor is shortlisted as a potential match and the full donor profile is not available, then the donor can be re-typed to the latest high standards via a typing request.
Please send your request for GB-DKMS, CL-DKMS and IN-DKMS-BMST donors from the United Kingdom, Chile or India to the DKMS Registry.
DE-DKMS and PL-DKMS donors from Germany and Poland must be requested from ZKRD until April 21, 2021.
US-DKMS donors from the USA must be requested from NMDP.
The DKMS Registry accepts requests by fax (fax no: +49 7071 943 2299) or firstname.lastname@example.org for all pre-workup services. For requests by fax or email, we recommend using WMDA forms, but we also accept other forms as long as they contain the information needed to perform the requested task.
The DKMS Registry will provide you with the request results as soon as they are available via email.
Via Donor Navigator®
International registries and transplant centers that are registered users of the DKMS Registry’s software Donor Navigator® can and are encouraged to request DKMS donors directly through Donor Navigator®. We recommend this option if no EMDIS connection with the DKMS Registry is possible.
The additional benefits for registered Donor Navigator® users comprise an overview of all cases of the respective registry, access to the updated progress of each request and a user-specific notification system both via email and within the software.
If you are interested in receiving further details about Donor Navigator®, please follow the link to our Donor Navigator® web application.
The DKMS Registry is connected to several registries via EMDIS. Preliminary search requests as well as requests for Extended Typing (typing request), Verification Typing (Sample request), Infectious Disease Marker testing (IDM request) or Donor Reservations can be received via EMDIS.
If you would like to establish an EMDIS connection with the DKMS Registry, please follow the link to our service section.
We will contact the donor and ask for a new cheek swab. The sample will be tested in the DKMS Life Science Lab and the results will be communicated to the transplant center, usually within one week.