DRACOON initiates successful DKMS-donor drive in the fight against blood cancer

Regensburg, 11th April 2019 – On the 10th April, the software company DRACOON, located in Regensburg, initiated a large donor drive in the fight against blood cancer. Above all the own employees, but also employees from neighbouring companies in the Regensburger Posthof had themselves registered.

Every 15 minutes somebody – adult, child or teenager – receives the shattering news that they have been diagnosed with blood cancer. Often, a stem cell donation is the only chance of recovery, but one in ten patients does not find a donor. In order to register as a donor, a tissue sample of the cheek smear is needed. This can be easily taken with three swabs from inside the cheek. According to the motto “Let’s delete blood cancer together” many employees in the Posthof followed the invitation of the specialist for File Sync and Share and were added to the large donor database of the German bone marrow donor bank (Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei, DKMS).

 

Part of the DRACOON team that used the opportunity to register.