Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. For many of those affected, a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor represents their best, and sometimes only, chance of beating this devastating disease. Despite being treatable and potentially curable, blood cancer today remains the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the UK, and still claims the lives of more children in the UK than any other disease. We launched in the UK in February 2013 with a key mission to increase the pool of lifesaving blood stem cell donors, as we believe that not one single person suffering with a blood cancer should die because they are unable to find a matching blood stem cell donor. We are part of DKMS (The Foundation for Donating Life), a global family of organisations that started in Germany in 1991 around one family's search for a donor. Dr. Peter Harf and Prof. Gerhard Ehninger founded DKMS in honour of Harf's wife, Mechtild, who had sadly lost her battle with blood cancer. The worldwide search for donors still goes on today for every single person in need of a lifesaving blood stem cell donation. DKMS has grown to become the world's largest stem cell donor centre. Today over 7.5 million potential donors have registered and over 64,000 stem cell donations have taken place, to give all these people a second chance of life. We work towards achieving our mission by raising awareness and empowering people to register, and to join our campaign by taking action in their communities, schools, Universities and companies; working with volunteers and organisations throughout the UK to inspire and register more people.