Why does DKMS ask for monetary donations?
DKMS is dependent on monetary donations for the further expansion of the database. Although the costs incurred for registration have become significantly lower over time – from DM 600 to €35 – we still need to generate them from donations. Unfortunately, this price cannot fall any more without deviating from our standards of quality.
When DKMS was founded in 1991, we received start-up funding from German Cancer Aid and the Federal Ministry of Health for multiple years. However, this aid ceased at the end of 1994.