03 March 2016
On 03/03/2016, a large typification campaign from the German Bone Marrow Donor Centre, or DKMS for short, was held at the VIEROL AG headquarters. The Oldenburg-based family company is supporting DKMS to include as many potential donors into their database as possible to increase the chance of helping people with leukaemia.

Heinrich Schrand, an employee at the DKMS Oldenburg base and a nurse at Pius Hospital in Oldenburg informed VIEROL AG employees of the stem cell therapy opportunities for leukaemia patients and the procedure for stem cell donation.

Numerous VIEROL AG employees and their family members seized the opportunity to then have their type determined and to register in the database. VIEROL AG paid the 40 euro cost per new donor registration. “Supporting DKMS in the search for new stem cell donors is an issue close to our hearts”, explains Mirja Viertelhaus-Koschig, Chairwoman of the Board at VIEROL AG. “Already two years ago, many of our employees registered.” We are also very proud of the impressive commitment this year, and we hope to have helped more people with a total of 82 registrations.”

The DKMS family is the largest database organisation worldwide, with over 5.5 million registered donors. It has enabled over 50,000 stem cell transplants in the last 24 years. One patient receives a leukaemia diagnosis every 16 minutes in Germany. A stem cell transplant is the only chance to be cured for many of these patients.

You can find additional information on the DKMS website