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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. «
» The ZKRD has access to the data of about 7,500,000
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 30,500,000 donors worldwide! «
A suitable donor is found for 9 out of 10 patients.

The ZKRD - The German National Bone Marrow Donor Registry

The ZKRD - The German National Bone Marrow Donor Registry is the nation's information hub in searching for an unrelated blood stem cell donor. Data from all over Germany pertaining to the search for an unrelated donor converges here. Therefore, the actual search for a suitable donor is processed here.

As a centre of competence for this highly specialised field of medical care, the ZKRD organises the search for donors at a national and international level in order to assure that this complex process operates as quickly, efficiently, transparently and economically as possible. It coordinates the search process and checks all related requests and results for completeness and plausibility.

Its service framework includes coordinating all steps from the initial request to invoicing the cost units. Additionally, the ZKRD fulfils a wide array of consulting and organisational functions.
Film about the ZKRD

Along with the U.S. National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), the ZKRD holds a leading position at an international level. With about 7.5 million donors, it is the second largest registry. If ranking is based on the number of donors identified annually for transplantation, then the ZKRD is one of the most productive registries worldwide.