1000 new donors of bone marrow and stem cells tissue typed

The finances raised by citizens calling the Foundation’s humanitarian hotline number, 060 9000, have been used towards tissue typing 1000 new blood samples using the molecular method for HLA loci A, B and DRB1. These donors have been added to the Croatian Registry.

We are extremely pleased that this group of tissue typed samples included 323 donors from the action “Students for the Ana Rukavina Foundation” which was held on December 21, 2010, the day of our “I want life” concert, as well as 677 donors from other actions.

Out of the total of 33,354 names listed in the Registry, until today 21,275 of those donor samples have been HLA tissue typed. There are 12,079 blood samples that remain to be tissue typed.

We are grateful to all the citizens who by calling the hotline number, 060 9000, have donated 6.15 kn, and in that way have enabled us to get closer to our goal of tissue typing all of the collected blood samples so that the Croatian Registry is fully operational and accessible to search for non-related bone marrow and stem cell donors.

The hotline number, 060 9000, is active until March 31, 2011. We thank you for each and every call and donation made towards tissue typing!

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