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The Stefan-Morsch-Stiftung is Germany's first stem cell donor center. In the mid-1980s, the fate of 16-year-old Stefan Morsch moved many people in Germany and around the world. He was the first European in whom leukemia could be cured through the transfer of foreign bone marrow. Stefan died six months later of pneumonia. His idea of setting up a database for stem cell donors in Germany to give other leukemia patients a chance at a cure became reality with the establishment of the Stefan-Morsch-Stiftung in 1986.

Today, the foundation seeks and finds stem cell donors for transplant clinics in Germany and abroad. It coordinates stem cell collections as well as the transport of the transplant to the patient's clinic. In its own HLA laboratory, the incoming blood and saliva samples of potential stem cell donors are analyzed. This data is transferred to the foundation's stem cell donor file. In addition, the Stefan Morsch Foundation promotes and supports various research projects and the establishment of transplant clinics. Furthermore, it helps affected persons and their relatives if they are in financial need due to the disease.

For more information on how to register as a donor with the Stefan Morsch Foundation and how to donate money, visit

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Wir haben 1.394,25 € Spendengelder erhalten

  Annika Bier  10 January 2024 at 04:33 PM

Danke für eure Unterstützung! Mit euren Geldspenden können wir die Registrierungskosten von 40 Euro je Neuaufnahme aufbringen. So können wir mehr mögliche Stammzellspender:innen registrieren und so für alle Betroffenen einen passenden Spender oder eine passende Spenderin finden. 

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