18 October 2022 | Story Andrè Damons
Stem cell donation

DKMS, an international nonprofit organisation dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders, will be visiting the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State (UFS) this week on a stem cell donor drive. Kian Terwin, a fourth-year medical student, together with Dr Caroline Steyn, senior lecturer and medical specialist in the UFS Department of Internal Medicine, arranged for DKMS to visit the Bloemfontein Campus. It is the first time that this campaign is on the UFS campus. All staff and students are urged to consider registering and saving someone’s life, should you be their genetic match!

Terwin, who is the secretary of the Medical Students Association, organised the event on behalf of the MSA in collaboration with Dr Steyn and DKMS. “I started looking into DKMS after a lecture Dr Steyn gave, where she spoke briefly about the organisation. It was something that caught my attention and something I’m very passionate about, so I was delighted to organise the faculty drive,” he says.

Details are as follows: 

Date: 18, 19 and 20 October 2022
Foyer of the Francois Retief Building 

For more information about DKMS, please visit the website at https://www.dkms-africa.org/

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