Thursday, 2 November 2017

Does DKMS duplicate Anthony Nolan work ?

Looking into a company with the acronym DKMS (Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei (German Marrow Donor Program) I find it slightly worrying that this company,established in 1991,appears to be pretty much duplicating the marrow donors register that was set up in the 1970's by Shirley Nolan. That is not to say that their work is not good or indeed important....but why duplicate a system already in place (worldwide by the 1990's) instead of working in conjunction with a well established marrow register ?The only major difference appears to be the extended upper recruitment age (55) which has always been an issue with ANT which has a much lower upper age cut off .
I have contacted them via Facebook and hope to get some more information which I will post at a later date 😊

Take care folks 😊

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