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Zaklada Ana Rukavina
Vrbje 1 C, 10000 Zagreb
T: 01 48 12 827
E: [email protected]

Typed new 150 samples

According to the Typing Report of the Clinical Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Transplantation Biology of KBC Zagreb, 150 samples of potential donors were typed. The samples were typed on 6 loci using the NGS method, and now the number of typed potential donors is 63,816. We sincerely thank everyone who decided to join the Croatian Register of Voluntary Hematopoietic […]



In cooperation with the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, we held a campaign to register in the Croatian Register of Voluntary Donors of Blood-forming Stem Cells, where 50 young students signed up to help their sick colleague and all sick people. With this campaign, the Croatian Registry reached 65,497 registered potential voluntary donors of hematopoietic stem cells.The action was organized […]


Two patients got hope to save their lives!!!

With a smile on our face, we announce that in May, two transplants of hematopoietic stem cells from an unrelated Croatian donor were performed for patients from Croatia. Thanks to the selfless donors of hematopoietic stem cells, 175 sick people were given hope to save their lives! Many thanks to all the donors who decided to help!


Number of potential bone marrow donors in the Croatian Registry

Number of typed donors in the Croatian Registry

Number of transplantion from the Croatian Registry

How it all started


I want life!

The campaign “I want life!” is a story which started with Ana’s letter in which she said that all of her wishes fit into three little words.


Umbilical cord blood stem cells

The establishment of the Ana Rukavina Public Cord Blood Bank is the result of great effort and invested funds of the Ana Rukavina Foundation with the aim of giving as many people who are being treated for hematological diseases as possible a chance to heal.


Professional training

The Ana Rukavina Foundation wants to enable young physicians to go to world-class centers where they will undertake research work and projects that will help patients with leukemia and lymphoma.

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