… to the Ger­man Natio­nal Bone Mar­row Donor Regis­try (ZKRD), the cen­tral coor­di­na­ti­on office for bone mar­row donor sear­ches in accordance with Artic­le 65e of the Fifth Book of the Ger­man Social Code. Acting as the hub bet­ween trans­plant cen­ters, search cen­ters, donor cen­ters and other donor regis­tries across the world, the ZKRD faci­li­ta­tes the inter­ac­tion of all invol­ved, from sear­ching for sui­ta­ble donors to trans­port­ing dona­ted cells.

The mis­si­on…

… and mot­to of our regis­try is: “Fas­ter iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of the most sui­ta­ble donor for any pati­ent – world­wi­de!” The ZKRD works quick­ly and effi­ci­ent­ly with its part­ners in the inte­rests of pati­ents with leuk­emia or other dise­a­ses of the blood-forming sys­tem who need a stem cell dona­ti­on. For 9 out of 10 pati­ents in Ger­ma­ny, a sui­ta­ble donor is usual­ly found within a few weeks.

The core…

… is our Opti­Match® matching pro­gram deve­lo­ped at the ZKRD for iden­ti­fy­ing poten­ti­al, sui­ta­ble donors for each indi­vi­du­al pati­ent. In Ger­ma­ny, the ZKRD has access not only to a data­ba­se of donors regis­tered with 26 donor cen­ters in Ger­ma­ny, but also to the majo­ri­ty of inter­na­tio­nal­ly regis­tered donors.


… the ZKRD sear­ches for poten­ti­al­ly sui­ta­ble donors for its pati­ents and responds to requests on behalf of pati­ents abroad. Almost 40% of unre­la­ted blood stem cell trans­plants world­wi­de invol­ve vol­un­t­a­ry donors from Germany.


… from A for orders and bil­ling to K for coor­di­na­ti­on, T for trans­port and Z for cus­toms cle­arance make us a com­pe­tent part­ner with a lot of know-how in the search for the most sui­ta­ble donor for all pati­ents worldwide.

Donor regis­tra­ti­on

Ger­man donor centers

donor num­bers: 10.130.066

Sup­port us

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