The Annual DKMS Awards Breakfast pays tribute to local individuals for their tireless efforts to raise awareness and inspire others to register as potential bone marrow donors. Thanks to their efforts, since 2011 more than 100,000 Texans have registered as donors, and over 200 have given patients second chances at life. The Awards Breakfast will raise critical funds to advance DKMS' mission to reach more potential donors, improve therapies and research, and ultimately save more lives. According to DKMS, 70% of people suffering from blood-related illnesses must rely on a complete stranger to save their life. Swabbing your cheek is all it takes to register as a potential donor.