IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are working around the clock with our courier company and internal teams to ensure that any delays are adequately and timeously sorted, and that kits are timeously collected.

If I register with DKMS, will I automatically be tested for HIV?

When you register with DKMS, we analyse some of your tissue (HLA) characteristics, necessary to find a matching donor for a patient. We do not check for any infections other than cytomegalovirus (CMV). Only when you are found to match a particular patient do we check for specific viruses, such as HIV, hepatitis B and C. However, not every donor will be a match and even if they are, this could be several years after they register.

There are so many ways to get involved and support our mission.
You could help to raise awareness, join the register, or take on a fundraising challenge.