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Give a Little Save a Life

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It s the season of giving, and we need your help to give four children the gift of life!  Make a once-off donation of R100 or more during the ' Give a little, save a life' campaign, and you could win prizes including vouchers, luxurious holidays and spa treatments.

At the end of each year, we at the SABMR like to count our blessings. To date, we've helped save the lives of over 400 patients with life-threatening blood disorders by matching them with healthy, unrelated bone marrow donors from South Africa and the rest of the world.

This December, we need your help to raise funds for our latest funding initiative. Sadly, there are patients who lack the financial resources to cover the donor-related costs of a bone marrow transplant. The SABMR's new Patient Assistance Programme will support these patients, as our goal is to ensure that every adult and child referred to us can have the best chance at getting that life-saving transplant and going on to lead a full life.

We currently we have four patients in urgent need of support from our Patient Assistance Programme:

  • a 10-year-old girl with leukaemia, referred by doctors at a state hospital in the Eastern Cape;
  • an eight-year-old boy with a hereditary form of anaemia, currently being treated at a state hospital in the Western Cape;
  • a brother and sister with a hereditary form of anaemia, referred by a state hospital in Limpopo. This is an extremely rare case: one child in the family was diagnosed with the blood disorder; shortly afterwards the parents discovered their other child had the same disorder.

You can help these children by making a once-off donation during the 'Give a Little, Save a Life' campaign. Thanks to our 22 generous sponsors, you'll stand the chance of winning fabulous prizes worth a total of almost R100,000, including getaways, spa experiences, golf days, wine, restaurant meals and more.

Our prizes are organised in three tiers.

For once-off donations of R100 or more, three names will qualify for prizes worth R5000 each.

For donations of R2000 or more, three prizes to the value of R10,000 each can be won.

For donations of R5000 or more, you could stand a chance to win the grand prize, valued at R25,000: a two-night holiday for four at the Colosseum Luxury Hotel Presidential Penthouse in Cape Town, including spa treatments, cinema tickets, a cruise and perfume! There are also a number of spot prizes to be won throughout the campaign.

Weekly prize draws will be held throughout December, January and the first two weeks in February, with the draw for the three big prizes taking place on 14 February 2019, the culmination of our campaign.

We look forward to your support in this special drive during the season of giving.

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Donations

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Give a little save a life..." - Ian

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "keep looking for needles in the haystack" - Margaret

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "May the little I'm go a long way" - Cynthia

  • Dec 11, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for all the incredible work you do! " - Amy

  • Dec 07, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "ALL THE BEST WITH ACHIEVING YOUR TARGET...YOU GUYS DO GREAT WORK" - BRAHM

  • Dec 07, 2018 - R 400.00
  • "R100 towards each child. God Bless" - Yogin Reddy

  • Dec 07, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "donation" - Melinda

  • Dec 07, 2018 - USD $ 14.24
  • "With love." - Anonymous

  • Dec 06, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you the best in your endeavours to help those with litlle resources" - Janeen de Klerk

  • Dec 06, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Close to my heart" - Jen H

  • Dec 06, 2018 - R 400.00
  • "good luck. life will be wanderful after the transplant" - Massimo

  • Dec 06, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Only too happy to help" - Reuben

  • Dec 06, 2018 - USD $ 15.19
  • "We won’t wait until it is our child! " - Kat

  • Dec 06, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Wish It Could More" - John Craven

  • Dec 05, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "." - Francois Theron

  • Dec 05, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "It's a beautiful day to save lives" - Dory

  • Dec 05, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "It is such an amazing gift to those who donate their cells to those in need." - Michelle Perrins

  • Dec 05, 2018 - R 507.50
  • "Hope you guy's get well soon xxx" - R Pieters

  • Dec 04, 2018 - USD $ 14.61
  • "A cause close to my heart, wish I could donate more! May these beautiful children receive and heal." - Bianca

  • Dec 04, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Get well" - R Hillary

  • Dec 04, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Wish I could dontate more " - Liesl Bush

  • Dec 04, 2018 - R 810.00
  • "God bless..." - Anonymous

  • Dec 04, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Great initiative! Good luck to these kids.. I hope they get the help they need ??" - Del Stoltz

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 431.84
  • "A little help" - Suvesh Rughubeer

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "It's never to late to be who you might have been. (George Elliot)" - Johnathan Kruger

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "A small donation to the cause. Good luck to all the kiddies. " - Mathew Herbert

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "a little help" - Robin Bolton

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "Well done for the wonderful work you do. Loving wishes to those kiddiwinks and the others you help to support." - Laura

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "With love." - Belinda

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good Luck!" - Karien

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Keep fighting! My thoughts & prayers are with you all." - Sharné

  • Dec 03, 2018 - USD $ 10.92
  • "Be blessed" - Laary

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "<3" - Anonymous

  • Dec 03, 2018 - USD $ 26.80
  • "From a South African living in France." - Meghan

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "Best wishes from a South African family in NZ" - Kiwi

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "Just remember this too shall pass. Get better soon. " - Yvonne O’Brien

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you strength, courage and lots of energy to fight!" - Carlo Klopper

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "May God heal you." - Chanise

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "every little bit count. Hope my 'little bit' makes a difference . Sonya xxxxx" - sonya nursoo

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "May this small gift help in whatever way possible" - Jessica James

  • Dec 03, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Be strong " - Richard

  • Dec 02, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "May this small donation have a big impact. God is love. " - Mossie

  • Dec 02, 2018 - USD $ 37.92
  • "For a comple recovery for all" - Arielle

  • Dec 02, 2018 - R 411.28
  • "Just my bit for each of them x" - Carla

  • Dec 02, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Best wishes" - MS

  • Dec 02, 2018 - R 102.82
  • " xx" - Deesha Singh

  • Dec 02, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Sterkte x" - Erika

  • Dec 02, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Donation" - Deb

  • Dec 02, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You are in our prayers" - Stephanie

  • Dec 02, 2018 - R 507.50
  • "Get better little Angels <3" - Cara

  • Dec 02, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "with a special friend in mind " - MattA

  • Dec 02, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Sending healing light and energy to all of you. May you be well, happy and blessed" - Anonymous

  • Dec 01, 2018 - USD $ 11.38
  • "If everyone gives a little, it can go a long way! " - Anonymous

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Every drop in the ocean can becomes a wave in the sea" - Coenraad

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Get well soon! " - Layla Budin

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Please help these little people xxx" - T

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "Something small to help a big cause. Wishing them all a speedy recovery. Bless you." - Tinus van Zyl

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing them all a speedy recovery" - Sonja

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Bless these children x" - Megan Pringle

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Something small to help a big cause" - Cooper

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Donations" - Anonymous

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 185.08
  • "Saving a life is giving a life that deserves a full life " - Yoav Burstain

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Wish I could do more" - Jannine

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "God bless" - Natalie Young

  • Dec 01, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "wishing you all a speedy recovery!" - Simon Taylor

  • Nov 29, 2018 - R 103.00
  • "Give a Little Save a Life" - Nick

  • Nov 28, 2018 - R 101.50
  • "Hope you reach your fund raising target for a worthy cause. Well done!" - Faranaaz Janodien

  • Nov 27, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Wishing you all the best." - Kyle

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Give a Little Save a Life" - Nick

  • Nov 26, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Do more than just donate: I encourage all donors to also register with the SABMR as donors. " - Marion

  • Nov 23, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Such a good cause! " - Rianda

  • Nov 23, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "For Samatha Miller, special Angel " - Julie Y

  • Nov 23, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "#" - Doug

  • Nov 23, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "It's Thanksgiving - Gratefulf for what we have" - Anonymous

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "You're in my prayers. " - Cara Meintjes Hartley

  • Nov 22, 2018 - USD $ 377.74
  • "I hope it will help you help the kids " - D Broadley

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "I lost my 28 year old sister to cancer in May this year. I know all too well what these families are going through. I wish I could give and do more! xo" - Jessica

  • Nov 22, 2018 - USD $ 37.78
  • "Good luck." - Kevin Ramsamy

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "good luck" - Davenic

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you for the wonderful work you do. " - J le Roux

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "You're in our prayers." - Antoinette de Beer

  • Nov 22, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thinking of the kids who desperately need a donor" - Anonymous

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thanks to all at this amazing organisation " - Lauren

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Give a Little" - KS

  • Nov 21, 2018 - USD $ 70.91
  • "You are in my prayers " - Anonymous

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Your work is incredible and I hope many are encouraged to support your cause in this season go giving. " - Megan Anne Downie

  • Nov 21, 2018 - R 411.28
  • "R100 per child" - Sharon

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 43 822.26

Fundraising target

R 300 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 12 850.00
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The South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR) exists to help find matching bone marrow donors for critically ill South African children and adults who need a transplant but do not have a match within their own family. The only one of its kind in South Africa, the SABMR is committed to helping every patient referred to it. If there is no matching donor in South Africa, we take our search worldwide - “We search the world to find your perfect match”.