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» There is a 10% probability of being asked
back for further examinations. «
Only around 1% of the registered donors actually donate blood stem cells.
» The ZKRD is the largest databank in Europe and one
of the most efficient worldwide. «
Over 30,000 foreign and domestic enquiries are preceded per year.
» 75% of the patients have found a suitable
donor after 3 months. «
Common HLA properties occur in Germany at a rate of 1:300.
» The ZKRD has access to the data of more than 8,000,000
potential donors from all over Germany. «
Over 7,000 transplantations are carried out per year using German donors.
» The ZKRD can access the data of
more than 34,000,000 donors worldwide! «
A suitable donor is found for 9 out of 10 patients.

Cooperational work and partners

The search for a suitable unrelated blood stem cell donor for the transplantation of blood stem cells is a difficult process involving various independent organisations, with the ZKRD organising the cooperation among partners.

The ZKRD receives all requests involving national and international patients. By acting as the common contact for all partners involved (transplantation centres, search units and donor centres) the ZKRD simplifies complex processes, which also allows for standardisation and automation of most procedures.

This is advantageous for all parties involved, especially if the donor or patient resides in a foreign country, thus involving overseas partners. To ease communication, the ZKRD staff, which is responsible for international relations, speaks fluent English and often even an additional foreign language.