W:O:A and Powerwolf - together for Stefan, together for the DKMS
Stefan needs our help now. He suffers from blood cancer, even the loss of his hearing has not taken away his courage. But he can't make it alone, only a suitable stem cell donor can save his life.
"Cancer can strike anyone and then it can save your own life if someone somewhere in the world is willing to help," says Thomas Jensen, founder and organiser of the Wacken Open Air. "Now Stefan needs our help. Guys, I'm counting on you, register and maybe save a life soon."
Attila Dorn and Falk Maria Schlegel from our friends Powerwolf are also on board. "Get registered - it's very easy and can make so much difference. We have also been involved for many years. Now we are all helping Stefan. The metal family leaves no one alone."
This is how registration works
In light of the Corona pandemic, registration campaigns are currently not taking place at a central venue as usual, but have been conducted online since March 2020. In order to protect everyone's health as best as possible, DKMS is sticking to replacing public events on site with online campaigns until further notice. Anyone who is healthy and between 17 and 55 years old can help Florian's father and all other patients and order the registration documents at home with just a few clicks via www.dkms.org
Registration is quick and easy: with the help of three medical cotton swabs and detailed instructions, as well as a declaration of consent, everyone can take a cheek swab themselves after receiving the kit and then send it back by post so that the tissue characteristics can be determined in the laboratory. Donors who have already registered do not have to participate again. Once recorded, the data is available to patients worldwide. It is particularly important that the cotton swabs are returned promptly after the cheek swab has been taken. Only when the tissue characteristics have been determined in the laboratory are donors available for the worldwide search.