The Cure is in us! - A National Humanitarian Campaign

"The Cure is in us!" -
A National Humanitarian Campaign

The campaign was launched on Ana's birthday, March 28, 2007, with the grand opening of the public cord blood bank at the Rebro hospital, in Zagreb.

On the same day, the second big humanitarian concert for the Ana Rukavina Foundation was held in Osijek... more »

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Haematology in Croatia

Transfusion centres

The Ministry of Health and the Ana Rukavina Foundation have organized the ongoing collection of blood samples for theCroatian Bone Marrow Donor Registry at eight transfusion centers in the Republic of Croatia, and those are located in: Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka, Pula, Split, Zadar, Varaždin and Dubrovnik.

All healthy people between the ages of 18 and 40 can join the Croatian Registry at the following locations (those people already listed in the Croatian Registry do not need to sign up again):

Croatian Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Petrova 3 – Zagreb
working days from 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Contact person: Patricija Topić Šestan, M. Sc.
tel. ++385 1 4600 303

Clinical Hospital Center Osijek
Clinical Department of Transfusion Medicine
Huttlerova 4 – Osijek
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mondays and Fridays from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM and Wednesdays from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Contact person: Professor Marina Samardžija, PhD
tel. 031 511 570; 511 511

Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka
Clinical Department of Transfusion Medicine
Krešimirova 42 – Rijeka
working days from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Contact person: Professor Sanja Balen, PhD
tel. 051 658 354; 658 352; 658 111

General Hospital Pula
Transfusion Medicine
Negrijeva 6 – Pula
Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Contact person: Saša Benazić, MD
tel. 052 376 116

Clinical Hospital Center Split
Centre for Transfusion Medicine
Spinčićeva 1 – Split
Tuesdays from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Contact person: Jela Mratinović-Mikulandra, M. Sc.
tel. 021 556 489; 556 479

General Hospital Zadar
Department of Transfusion Medicine
B. Peričića 5 – Zadar
working days from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Contact person: Marijana Nadinić, MD
tel 023 505 405; 315 677

General Hospital Varaždin
Department of Transfusion Medicine
I. Meštrovića bb – Varaždin
working days from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Contact person: Gordana Jaklin, MD
tel. 042 393 535; 042 393 000

General Hospital Dubrovnik
Department of Transfusion Medicine
Roka Mišetića bb – Dubrovnik
Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Contact person: Vesna Polanda-Lasica, MD
tel. 020 431 669

Of course, in addition to these eight transfusion centers in eight cities, all those who are interested can still join the Croatian Registry at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb (Rebro), Kišpatićeva 12, at the Department of Tissue Typing (green building, basement, room 9) every working day from 8 AM to 2 PM.

The Ana Rukavina Foundation will continue to carry out its mission and organize actions to join the Croatian Registry in the same way as before, more information at:

More information about joining the Croatian Registry at:

RSS news


43 Students of Archbishop Classical Gymnasium Have Joined the Croatian Registry08/05/2017

Dear friends, today we have held the action to join the Croatian Bone Marrow Donors Registry at the Archbishop Classical Gymnasium in Zagreb for juniors and seniors.
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A Great Response from the students during the action in “Ivan Švear” Highschool in Ivanić Grad05/05/2017

Dear friends, today we held an action in Ivanić Grad in “Ivan Švear” high school, and the event was attended by 74 potential donors.
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