How fast can a donor be identified?

After 3 months approximately 75% of the donor searches have been successful. There are still many searches that take much longer, and unfortunately for some patients no donor can be identified.

What is the success rate for donor searches?
Currently approximately 75 % of the unrelated donor searches for German patients lead to a success. In most cases the patients can find a donor within Germany. In approximately 10% of the donor searches minor mismatches between the patient’s and the donor’s HLA have to be accepted. Taking the related donations into consideration, approximately 90% of the patients can receive a transplant.