Supporting Medical Institutions
At AURORA, we acknowledge that expediting the introduction of the most advanced therapeutic methods in leading health-care centers is a key way of supporting both patients and medical staff. We are working to ensure that patients in Greece and the doctors who treat them have the support they need within the country’s key medical centers.
Since its inception, Aurora has succeeded, through its own fundraising and through collaborations with other Foundations to provide necessary equipment to the Hematological unit of Evangelismos Hospital,
Did you know? The CAR-T cell therapy – now available at Evangelismos hospital through AURORA’s donation of state-of-the art equipment – is a revolutionary treatment offered to patients when all other options, including bone marrow transplant, have failed. It offers patients a chance at survival, making it a potentially life-saving, new form of therapy.
Beneficiaries of CART T cells equipment donation at Evangelismos Clinic: 30 patients received potentially life-saving CAR T cell transplants since 2021.
Beneficiaries of the Genetic Analyzer donation through a collaboration of AURORA and the Canellopoulos foundation: 15,000 annual examinations for 2,500 patients of Evangelismos and 40 other collaborating hospitals in Greece.
In-kind donations: AURORA provides much-needed infrastructure and equipment for leading Greek hospitals. Donations range from sophisticated, state-of-the art medical equipment to everyday practical items that make hospital stays easier – like brand-new, easy to maneuver IV stands or - with the generous sponsorship of INTEC S.A. to Aurora- a bleach production machine that will cover the hospital’s needs in disinfectant, thus ensuring the safety of patients and staff
Information for Patients: Created by our scientific committee, AURORA’S Information Pamphlet for Patients was especially designed to provide practical advice and clear, concise answers to difficult questions, supporting patients and their families at what can be a daunting time.
Hematological oncology is a field that has changed considerably in the last 30 or 40 years […] things are getting better, the drugs are coming faster, and they are better and less toxic; so I am very optimistic about the future of this field.
AURORA helps the fight against leukemia by supporting the change-makers: by funding scientific research projects and providing research grants that will speed up efforts to find a cure for leukemia and other malignant blood diseases.
We believe that in science, like in philanthropy, the key lies in joining forces, far and wide. For this reason, we not only to support innovative, cutting-edge research, but also encourage exchange in the fight against hematological diseases between those working in leading centers of excellence in this fast-developing field.
In 2020 Aurora gave its first research grant for a 2 year research program at Evangelismos. The grant funds research aiming to create modified Natural Killer cells that can be used as an immunotherapeutic tool against cancer.