In May 2015, a group of students founded the non-profit organization AIAS Dresden e.V. Their aim: inform students about leukemia and organize blood typings on the university campus. Students – being young and healthy – are an ideal target group and can become potential stem cell donors for more than 30 years helping patients around the world. However, only a few of them are registered as donors.
On May 25, 2016, their team of over 240 volunteers registered 2549 new students at the DKMS via a quick and simple cheek smear. That’s 2549 new potential life-savers! It was the biggest registration event on a university campus ever recorded.