In the last week of November at both of Strube's locations, Söllingen and Schlanstedt, a typing took place. In addition to many already registered employees, about 40 employees took the oportunity to register as a stem cell donor with a cheek swab.
The management agreed to pay the costs of the typing and called on the staff to participate: "I am very pleased that our employees have set a clear sign of helpfulness and humanity", said Martin Reisige, Managing Director of Strube D&S GmbH. "We will also support the commitment of DKMS by donating money."
For affected patients a stem cell donation is their only chance of recovery, but they often do not find a matching donor. That is why a typing is so important: the more donors registered at the DKMS, the higher is the chance for blood cancer patients to find a suitable stem cell donor.
Further information about typing and the work of DKMS can be found at https://www.dkms.de/en.