About Virtual Drives

What is a virtual drive?

A virtual drive is a bespoke landing page on our website which can be used to motivate and encourage people to join the blood stem cell register. Personal stories, images, videos and quotes can be shared to help show people the difference that they could make by signing up to becoming lifesavers in waiting, and the page's link can be shared to spread awareness.

I am already registered. Can I still support a drive?

Of course. Being a registered donor makes you a great person to support a virtual drive as you already know about our mission and the importance of registering more potential donors. For example, you could share the link to the page on your social media profiles, helping to raise awareness and encouraging people to join the register.

Where can I find material to spread the DKMS mission?

We have lots of information available about the charity and our mission. Please check out our resource library for materials and tips on how to share our mission.

Create a Virtual Drive

Who can create a virtual drive?

Anyone can create a drive; whether you're a patient or know someone in need of a transplant, an individual, a company, a school, a university or a sports club (to name but a few!) Everyone is able to set up a virtual drive - all we ask is that you are keen to share our mission and register new potential blood stem cell donors.

I am an employee and want to set up a drive for my company. Where should I start?

We would recommend speaking to your HR department or social corporate responsibility team to find out the process for starting to work with DKMS. Our Donor Recruitment team will be more than happy to provide information and support with this if needed, please email donors@dkms-africa.org

Can I edit my drive once it has launched?

Whilst we hope you are happy with the page once it has launched we are able to make small changes post launch. To make changes to your page please email hello@dkms-africa.org with your virtual drive URL and what you would like to change.

I do not have images or videos. Can I still start a drive?

Yes absolutely. You can find lots of images and videos you can use in our resource library.

Can I set an individual goal for my drive?

Yes, all of our pages allow you to have a running total and a target number of donors you wish to register. When creating a page with the DKMS team please let them know you would like to include these details.

Please get in touch with us if there are any further questions.
Donor Recruitment Team