Foto: Ratko Mavar

IN MEMORIAM ANA RUKAVINA ERCEG – 26.11.2006.-26.11.2018.

Dear friends, today we celebrate the twelfth anniversary since our dear Ana is no longer with us. Ana has left behind a great heritage and in nearly twelve years of the Foundation’s work, we tried to accomplish her mission and help the patients in Croatia and in the world looking for matching donors.
Despite the great courage and desire for life, Ana left us on that Sunday morning twelve years ago, and Anna’s words prompted us to fulfill her vision: the development of Croatian Bone Marrow Donors Registry and to assist in the founding of the umbilical cord blood bank today bearing its name.

The memory of Ana and her endless optimism gives us the strength to try our best and decrease the number of “small bald heads” in hospital departments as much as possible.
Since 2006, thanks to all of you who enroll every day, we have increased the number of enrolled donors in Croatian Bone Marrow Donors Registry from modest 150 donors to more than 60,000 registered potential donors.
Thanks to the expanded Croatian Register, hope has been given to 98 lives so far which makes us especially happy and proud, all thanks to the great desire and vision of our Ana and the good people who have decided to give a fraction of themselves to help those who need it the most!

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