The Public Rotary Cord Blood Registry was established in 2005 by Karaiskakio Foundation with the collaboration of
Ministry of Health, the Cyprus Gynaecological Obstetrics Society and with the ﬁnancial support of ten Cyprus Rotary
Club Associations. A public cord blood registry improves the chances of patients suﬀering from leukemia, especially children, to ﬁnd a compatible donor and proceed to transplant.
The registry operates on a voluntary, non-proﬁt basis similar to that of the bone marrow donor registry. Sole beneﬁt from the cord blood donation to the public registry, is the satisfaction of giving the hope of life to a patient in need of transplantation.