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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 8,500,000
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
about 36,000,000 donors worldwide! «
A suitable donor is found for 9 out of 10 patients.

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In the German National Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ZKRD), search-relevant donor data is stored from all over Germany. This data is submitted to the ZKRD from around 30 individual German donor centres .

As soon as a search request is received by the ZKRD, the patient's individual tissue characteristics are compared with available donor data. Within Germany, the ZKRD has access to the data of more than 8.5 million donors and is thus by far the largest registry in Europe; regarding the number of donors actually identified for transplants, it is one of the most productive registries worldwide.
Because search possibilities are not limited to Germany, the ZKRD can access additionally data of about 36 million donors worldwide. The organization also plays a leading role in relevant IT research and development. Fully automatic data exchange between registries in Europe and the rest of the world is thus largely an achievement of the work and dedication of the specialist team in Ulm.

The entire process of searching for a suitable donor is continually developed and refined to enable even faster and more accurate results.

For patients, donors and everyone else involved in this topic, the ZKRD is the competent partner for the whole of Germany.