May 28, 2023

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“Give Wings” association donates equipment for genetic testing of leukemia to the Fundeni Clinical Institute

The equipment worth 100,000 euros allows genetic testing and personalized therapies for all children and adults with leukemia in Romania.

A public utility organization, Give Wings focuses on innovation in pediatric oncology services

The Fundeni Clinical Institute, in partnership with Asociația Dăruiește Aripi, is carrying out, starting this month, advanced genetic testing for children and adults with leukemia in Romania. They allow the correct classification into risk groups and the application of the latest international protocols, after 2020. The equipment worth 100,000 euros was donated to the Donate Wings Association Institute.

It is the first time that rare subtypes of acute leukemias that require a different and personalized therapeutic approach can be identified in Romania.

The manager of the Fundeni Clinical Institute, Prof. Univ. Dr. Anca Colita, pediatric onco-hematology primary physician, stated:

“Dăruiește Aripi Association continues its active involvement in pediatric onco-hematology in our country by equipping the Molecular Biology Laboratory of the Fundeni Clinical Institute with new, super-performing equipment. It will contribute to a personalized therapeutic approach that will increase the chances of survival of children and adults with acute leukemias.

In our laboratory, tests will be done for all patients in Romania. Our medical team thanks both the Donate Wings Association and its supporters and donors for the wonderful initiatives undertaken”.

The President of the Donate Wings Association, Alina Pătrăhău, believes that “the purchase of this equipment is an important step in the personalized treatment of children with cancer in Romania at Western European standards. Approximately 400 children are diagnosed annually in Romania with various forms of cancer, the most common being leukemias and lymphomas, over 50% of cases, according to the National Registry of Childhood Cancers”.

In the Laboratory of Special Hematological Analyzes in the Fundeni Clinical Institute, more than 250 patients with leukemia, children and adults, are diagnosed annually.

Contact the Donate Wings Association:

Alina Pătrăhău // Founder & President // 0723 215 387 // [email protected]

Raluca Brăgărea// Mass media relations // 0724 525 010 // [email protected]


About us

The Donate Wings Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 with the aim of ensuring access to quality medical and social services for children in Romania and their families, especially for those with onco-hematological conditions.

The mission of the Donate Wings Association is to increase the chances of survival of sick children in Romania, through the development of medical services and through the reconstruction and modernization of wards in public hospitals. One of the flagship projects is the National Registry of Children’s Cancers, which was awarded by the European Parliament with the “European Citizen 2020” distinction – the only tool that centralizes pediatric cancer cases in Romania.

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