700 new blood samples have been tissue typed, bringing the number of HLA tissue typed donors in the Registry up to 15,175.
Taking into consideration that only donors that have been tissue typed can be entered into the database of the Registry that is available to search for antigen tissue tolerance and tissue compatibility with patients who are waiting for bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, we are grateful to all the citizens and companies, as well as the Government of the Republic of Croatia and Minister Milinović who have allocated funds for this purpose in the amount of 4.5 million kuna in 2010.
The Registry now lists 33,031 potential donors, of which 15,175 blood samples have been tissue typed, and 17,856 samples have yet to undergo tissue typing.
Thank you to our dear donors who with their stem cell donations have given hope to those patients who are undergoing treatment. We are also grateful to all the potential donors who are ready to do the same if their tissue type is compatible. Of course, we would also like to thank all the good people who have helped financially to expand the Registry.