The Public Rotary Cord Blood Registry was established in 2005 by the Karaiskakio Foundation in collaboration with the Cyprus Ministry of Health, the Cyprus Society funding from ten Cyprus Rotary Club Associations.
The Public Cord Blood Registry operates on a volunteer, non-profit basis as the Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Its sole purpose being the public interest and social responsibility. It collects and stores the cord blood units to be used by patients who are in need of stem cell transplantation and cannot find a matching donor.
INFORMATION FOR CORD BLOOD DONORS
The cord blood is the blood of the fetus remaining in the placenta aﬅer birth and is rich in hematopoietic stem cells. These cells may be used to replace the stem cells mainly in patients with leukemia or other hematological malignancies, genetic diseases of the immune system, and for certain rare inherited diseases.
CORD BLOOD DONATION
In the application form, the following are included: a medical history of you and your family, a signed consent with which you agree to proceed to the cord blood donation of your child in the public cord blood registry, and a signed consent of your obstetrician that he/she agrees to perform the collection.