“HELLO, I AM THE ONE YOU HAVE SAVED. YOU NEED A LOT OF GUTS TO DO WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME. YOUR BONE MARROW WAS THE PERFECT GRAFT... WHENEVER I GOT TO CHURCH I LIGHT A CANDLE FOR YOU AND PRAY THAT YOU ARE ALWAYS HEALTHY AND STRONG!”Bone marrow recipient Areti Shieittani-Donor
“I WILL NEVER FORGET HOW I FELT WHEN MY HUSBAND TOLD ME: DO YOU WANT TO HEAR THE NEWS? THEY HAVE FOUND A DONOR! I WAS CRYING AND LAUGHING SIMULTANEOUSLY... THIS TELLS ME A LOT ABOUT YOUR SOUL...”Bone marrow recipient Vera Papaprodromou-Donor
“I WISH I COULD MEET YOU... I CAN SENSE THAT YOU ARE A VERY SWEET LADY! I SINCERELY THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. NORMALLY I SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN A WHOLE BOOK FOR YOU TO TELL YOU A THOUSAND "THANK YOU"!”Bone marrow recipient Yiasemina Nikolaou-Donor
“I HAD THIS STRANGE EFFECT AFTER MY TRANSPLANT: I DON'T LIKE CHOCOLATE AND CANNOT DRINK TEE ANYMORE, TWO THINGS I USED TO LOVE. NOW I DRINK LOTS OF COFFEE... THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!”Bone marrow recipient Antonia Christoforou-Donor
“I THANK GOD FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU, PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HESITATE TO HELP PEOPLE LIKE ME. THINGS LIKE THIS FILL MY HEART WITH HOPE AND STRENGTH FOR THE FUTURE...”Bone marrow recipient Spyros Neokleous-Donor
“LET ME THANK YOY A THOUSAND TIMES A DAY FOR THE GIFT YOU HAVE GIVEN TO ME. I WISH YOUR FUTURE IS FILLED WITH HAPPINESS, LOVE AND PASSION AND THAT ALL YOUR WISHES COME TRUE.”Bone marrow recipient Carolina Fotiadou-Donor
“THANKS TO YOUR GENEROUS DONATION, I AM STILL ALIVE... WORDS ARE VERY WEAK TO EXPRESS ALL MY GRATITUDE FOR YOU!”Bone marrow recipient Pieros Kyriakou-Donor
“EVEN IF I DO NOT KNOW YOU, I FEEL THAT YOU ARE SOMETHING MORE THAN A RELATIVE TO ME SINCE THE SAME BLOOD IS RUNNING IN OUR VEINS. BEING STILL HERE WITH MY LOVED ONES IS BECAUSE OF YOU...”Bone marrow recipient Mary Dikomiti- Donor
“EVEN IF I DO NOT KNOW YOU, I FEEL THAT YOU ARE SOMETHING MORE THAN A RELATIVE TO ME SINCE THE SAME BLOOD IS RUNNING IN OUR VEINS. BEING STILL HERE WITH MY LOVED ONES IS BECAUSE OF YOU...”Bone marrow recipient Serkan Hasturer
“MY DEAR DONOR, NO "THANK YOU" IS BIG ENOUGH FOR WHAT YOU HAVE FOR ME; A TOTAL STRANGER. I COULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING FOR YOU EVEN CLIMB THE AIFEL TOWER IN PARIS EVEN THOUGH I AM TERRIFIED OF HEIGHTS!”Bone marrow recipient Avraam Pittakis-Donor
“I DO NOT KNOW WHO YOU ARE BUT I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE CHANCE TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE IN THIS WORLD!”Bone marrow recipient Arestis Aristidou-Donor
“I WISH I COULD MEET YOU... I CAN SENSE THAT YOU ARE A VERY SWEET LADY! I SINCERELY THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. NORMALLY I SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN A WHOLE BOOK FOR YOU TO TELL YOU A THOUSAND "THANK YOU"!”Bone marrow recipient Misirli Duygu
“THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING ME A SECOND CHANCE IN LIFE, I WILL FEEL OBLIGED TO YOU FOREVER... FROM NOW ON YOU ARE A MEMBER OF MY FAMILY...”Bone marrow recipient Areti Pastou-Donor
“WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR SAVING THE LIFE OF OUR CHILD... HE CAN NOW HAVE A NORMAL LIFE LIKE ANY OTHER KID OF HIS AGE...”Bone marrow recipient Michalis Hadjittofi-Donor
“TO THE BEST MAN IN THIS WORLD BECAUSE WITHOUT YOU I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN HERE TODAY: I HAVE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW I FEEL. I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!”Bone marrow recipient Antonis Hilimintris-Donor
“ONE BEAUTIFUL DAY, THE NEWS I WAS HOPING FOR SO LONG ARRIVED; THEY FOUND A DONOR IN CYPRUS! THE SPACE AROUND ME WAS TOO SMALL TO HOLD MY HAPPINESS. GOD HAS SENT TO ME MY ANGEL...YOU!”Bone marrow recipient Louiza Koshiari-Donor
Karaiskakio Vakfı kemik iliği donörlerini arşivleme, düzenleme ve yönetme hedefiyle kurulan kar amacı gütmeyen kurumdur. Bugün “lösemisiz bir dünya için ”vizyonu ile gönüllü ve uzman bilimsel desteği bir araya getirerek, doğrudan ve etkili biçimde, lösemi ve diğer hematolojik malignitelerle hastalarının ihtiyaçlarını karşılamaktadır.
This website was funded by the the Norway Grants.
Ever since the EEA Agreement in 1994, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway provide funding to reduce social and economic disparities in the EEA and strengthen bilateral relations between beneficiary and donor countries. The funding is targeted on areas where there are clear needs in the beneficiary countries and that are in line with national priorities and wider European goals.
The main objective of the current project was to improve public health and reduce health inequalities. To achieve this, the project involved the upgrading of the infrastructure of the Cyprus Bone Marrow Donor Registry, addressing technical and operational weaknesses, improving its capacity to serve the needs of all Cypriot (Greek, Turkish, Armenian, Maronites, Latin or other) and international patients and helping in maintaining its sustainability. The project also included the organization of donor recruitment campaigns to help enrich and sustain the existing Donor Registry, and also the commitment to enhance collaborative work with international donor registries, including the Norwegian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.