Director of Rusfond Lev Ambinder discussed details with KFU’s leadership on January 29th.
The meeting continued the previous talks and signings which took place last April and June.
Currently, bone marrow samples are already being tested at KFU. As per Rusfond’s suggestions, more equipment will soon be shipped to Kazan. The University has agreed to expand facilities for the registry. A new nonprofit will be established for this purpose.
“We have resolved all the issues recently, and we can start creating the autonomous nonprofit organization for the bone marrow donor registry,” said Vice-Rector for Biomedicine Andrey Kiyasov.
According to Rusfond, over 300 non-related donors provide their bone marrow tissue to patients in Russia. Tatarstan can become a national center for donorship and surgeries.
“The better workers are those who care about human values, and for young people this job can be a social ladder. For us, everything about biomedicine is an ambition to return this segment to our classical university. Our task is to make the University capable of earning a sustainable income through cooperation. We need a banner with which to progress, and this humanitarian initiative is an excellent driver of further development,” opined Rector Ilshat Gafurov.
The nonprofit will be registered after an approval by the Supervisory Board. It will be headed by a KFU’s representative. As of now, KFU is capable of processing 15,000 bone marrow samples a year. The national registry includes 79 thousand potential donors, and the number will grow thanks to this new step made by the University and Rusfond.