Hard­ly any public fun­ding is pro­vi­ded for typ­ing new donors. Accord­ing to cur­rent social
secu­ri­ty legis­la­ti­on in Ger­ma­ny, health insuran­ce com­pa­nies are not allo­wed to cover the cost
of initi­al donor typ­ing eit­her. The­se acti­vi­ties are the­re­fo­re fun­ded pre­do­mi­nant­ly by financial
donations.