The driving force behind the establishment of the Karaiskakio Foundation was the fight against leukemia given by YiannisTriteos, Anna Georgiou from London and the five-year old Andreas Karaiskakis from Cyprus, who unfortunately lost this battle after desperate attempts to find a matching donor.It was named “Karaiskakio Foundation” in memory of Andreas Karaiskakis, after his family donated the fund-raising money collected for a pending bone marrow transplantation of their child to the Ministry of Health with the promise of creating a Bone Marrow Donor Registry in Cyprus.
At the beginning Karaiskakio Foundation was established with the only purpose to organize and manage the Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
Today, by setting a dynamic vision “for a world without leukemia”, it combines volunteering and specialized scientific support, in order to serve the needs of patients with haematological malignancies both effectively and efficiently however, to achieve its purpose and vision, the Foundation has set the following objectives:
• Serving the needs of patients suffering from leukemia and other haematological diseases through a specialized network of state of the art laboratories.
• Continuous updating and upgrading of the Bone Marrow Donor Registry and the Cord Blood Registry in Cyprus.
• Effective and timely search in finding a compatible donor for every patient who needs a bone marrow transplant. Promotion of education, research and development aimed at the continuous improvement of clinical hematoongology in Cyprus.
• To ensure financial resources in support of the activities and proper functioning of the Foundation.
The main objective of the fiscal policy of Karaiskakio Foundation is to achieve economic stability while encouraging growth and development, so that the needs of patients with haematological malignancies and related diseases can be served efficiently and effectively, without any financial burden to the patients or their families. For its economic strengthening and development, the Foundation relies on income from the provision of its services, on government sponsorship for the support of the Cyprus Donor Registry, on the active participation of benefactors and finally on revenue from various sponsorships, contributions, donations and other activities.
For more details : www.karaiskakio.org.cy