How Can You Help

By Donating

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill


Any amount donated to AURORA – big or small – supports our cause, bringing us closer to our goals.

And all donations go directly towards funding our many programs, because we keep our running costs to an absolute minimum.

You can choose to donate towards any of our initiatives:

·         direct patient support (through our housing and counseling programs)

·         support of medical institutions (through our programs that equip and support leading hospital units in Greece)

·         research and scientific development (through our furthering of research programs and scientific exchange)


You can support Aurora but making a donation via bank deposit at: AURORA-TOGETHER AGAINST HEMATOLOGICAL DISEASES, Piraeus Bank, WIN BANK ΙΒΑΝ: GR02 0171 5580 0065 5814 5654 109 SWIFT BIC: PIRBGRAA
Or via credit card here

U.S.-based donors can make tax-deductible contributions to American Friends of Aurora-Against Hematological Diseases at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions. If you wish to support us, here is how to proceed:

Gifts by check: Address your check to KBFUS, write American Friends of Aurora-Against Hematological Diseases in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS at 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400, New York, NY 10176
  • Gifts by credit card, PayPal, Google Pay, Venmo: Please click here
  • Gifts by wire transfer or το give via wire transfer, please use the wire instructions below.
    To ensure proper allocation of your gift, please contact Brenda Orellana at (212) 713-7660, and provide: donor name and contact information for tax receipt, expected date of transfer, amount and suggested use of contribution.
    Bank: JPMorgan Chase, 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10017
    Routing Number: 021000021 (for transfers from within the United States)
    SWIFT or BIC Code: CHASUS33 (for transfers from outside the United States)
    Beneficiary: King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS), 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400, New York, NY 10176
    Account Number: 939282908
  • To contribute other types of property: Contact KBFUS via email at or phone (212) 713-7660.

Through Corporate Giving & Our “Partners’ Company Scheme”

Being part of the Partners’ Company Scheme enables your company to communicate its commitment to fighting hematological diseases both to the general public and to your shareholders, suppliers, clients, and staff.
Please contact us directly to find out more about Corporate Giving to AURORA, about how we can design a corporate social responsibility program especially for you, and about how we acknowledge the support of our donors in everything we do.

Special Occasion Giving

Celebrating a happy occasion is the perfect moment for charitable giving – because it allows you to share happiness in a tangible way.
You can turn a milestone – a wedding, baptism, birthday – or any other joyful event into an opportunity to help saving lives by asking your guests to donate to AURORA and support our “Spread the joy, save a life!” campaign.

Donating in Memory

AURORA can help you honor the memory of a loved one, by making a difference where it really matters.

Please ask us about how AURORA can help you commemorate the passing of a family member, friend or colleague.

For all memorial donations AURORA will ask you to inform us of the name and address of the bereaved family, and we will ensure that they are notified that a donation has been received and of the way it will help our cause.

Bequests, Planned Gifts and Legacies

Leaving a gift to AURORA in your will is a powerful way to make an impact on the world by benefiting people fighting leukemia, lymphoma and other related blood conditions.

Remembering AURORA in your will not only honors your memory: it also allows you to help more people than anyone could possibly reach in one’s lifetime.

The AURORA team will ensure that your gift is managed according to your wishes – and our staff can offer more information about the process at your convenience.

Help Us Spread Our Message

Simply by helping us spread our message further, you can make a difference with the click of a button!

At AURORA, we are trying to reach people around Greece, and beyond, alerting those who need our help of all the ways in which we can support them.

You can help us get our message out simply by : “Liking” us on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin and sharing them.

Donate Blood

Did you know? Hematological patients are very dependent on blood transfusions – a single unit of blood collected by AURORA benefits several patients, being broken down to red blood cells, platelets and plasma.

To help, AURORA organizes several blood drives per year. Follow us on facebook Instagram LinkedIn to find out when and where our next blood drive will take place.

Beneficiaries of the AURORA’S blood-drives: 495 patients transfused in 2021

Become a Member

Together, we can make a difference. We can be the light.

Clemente Pinedo, AURORA Chairman


AURORA members are the heart of our organization – and we count on their energy and goodwill to pursue our goals, both in Greece and beyond. Not only is your membership contribution important to us, but so is your involvement in our committees.

Joining is simple – to apply for membership, please download our application form here.

Become a Friend of AURORA

Become a Friend of AURORA

To dare to imagine a world without leukemia, to be able to do even more, we open our doors to all those who want to help. Friends of AURORA are volunteers who share our vision. People who want to make a difference.

Friends of AURORA:

·         Support our project with a small annual subscription (€50).

·         At the same time, if they wish, they can offer their time – to support us through volunteering by participating in our actions or through their own initiatives and proposals.

·         Above all, they help us to spread the message of AURORA further.

 To become friend of AURORA please choose one of the following:

I wish to sign up and donate 50€ to AURORA

I wish to sign up without donation 

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Bone marrow donation

Short Description of CBMDP

Questions and Answers

Every 4' minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer, most commonly acute leukaemia (the most common cancer among children). Most of these patients can be cured with a life saving bone marrow transplantation but finding a matching donor is very difficult, one in a million difficult in fact. Common ethnic origin increases the chances of finding a match. Unfortunately, Greece holds one of the lowest percentages of volunteer donors per population (0.3 % of population, as opposed to other countries, like e.g. Cyprus where 1 in 8 is a potential donor) and many blood cancer patients of Hellenic origin lose the battle because they cannot find their life saving donor.
Lack of public awareness and scarcity of donor registration location points are two of the main factors contributing in poor donor enlistment, on a local and national scale. Few people know that can become a donor very easily by offering some saliva and if matched, they can save a life by donating some of their cells from their blood. Most people still erroneously think that donation needs anaesthesia and is a painful procedure.
CBMDP - “Save a Life” was established in order to cover a gap created by the existing weak public structures in volunteer bone marrow donor recruitment in Greece. CBMDP "Save a Life" put in action a recruitment policy built upon a) creation of hubs on a nationwide level, aiming to penetrate local communities and recruit volunteers on location (e.g. at their workplace) and b) promotion of public awareness activities. Under the supervision and regulatory guidance of the Hellenic Transplant Organization, the Centre evolved into one of the leading coordinator s of public awareness initiatives in Greece and a main communication channel with the international community (count ing today 30 million volunteers globally). As a donor recruitment centre for the provision of grafts to c ancer patients, CBMDP counts > 60,000 volunteer donors in its database, enlisting an average of 1,500 new donors/month through its large network of col laborations around Greece (>83 recruitment hubs). This has resulted in the provision of >100 grafts to patients in Greece and abroad since 2013, with a sharp increase of provided grafts/year.