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Give a little, Save A Life!

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Give a little save a life

Dear friend of SABMR

The season of giving is upon us once again. The greatest gift of all, is the gift of life and we need your help to give a South African child a second chance at life. During our ‘Give a Little, Save a Life’ campaign you can make a once-off donation of R100 or more, and as you contribute towards this cause. You also stand a chance to win some incredible prizes worth the value of more than R100 000.

As the end of the year draws near, the SABMR humbly reflects over the more than 500 lives we have helped save by finding matched unrelated bone marrow stem cell donors for those who had life-threatening blood disorders.

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. Therefore, the SABMR's new Patient Assistance Programme was developed for South African patients in need of a stem cell transplant from a matched unrelated donor but who do not have the financial resources to formally activate their donor search.

Our goal is to ensure that every adult and child referred to us, can have the best chance at getting that life-saving transplant to lead a full life.

                            A LIFE YOU CAN HELP US SAVE RIGHT NOW

Covering the costs for bone marrow transplants from an international donor is more than double the cost of a local donor. There is a 6-year-old boy in the Western Cape right now, who needs an international donor.

You can help this child by making a once-off donation during the 'Give a Little, Save a Life' campaign. Thanks to our generous sponsors, you'll stand the chance of winning incredible prizes worth the value of more than R100 000, including getaways, restaurant meals, golf tours, spa experiences, gift vouchers, wine tastings and more.

Our prizes are organized into three tiers:

For once-off donations of R100 or more, five names will qualify for prizes worth R500 or more.

For donations between R1000 and R1999 or more, there are five prizes to the value of R5 000.

For donations between R2000 and R4999 there is a prize worth R20 000 and for donations of R5000 or more, you could stand a chance to win the grand prize, valued at R25,000:
A 5-star holiday for four people including 5-star dining and sightseeing, spa and golf experiences.

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

Make your donation and help us reach our GOAL of R350 000.

Thank you for helping us give someone the gift of life this festive season.

Dr Charlotte Ingram

Medical Director, SABMR

DISCLAIMER: All funds raised by the “Give a little, Save a life” campaign will be allocated towards the SABMR’s Patient Assistance Programme.


  • Dec 13, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Wish you strength young man" - Jono Marcus

  • Dec 10, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "God bless" - Yogin Reddy

  • Dec 10, 2019 - R 200.00
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    " - Snapscan

  • Dec 10, 2019 - R 100.00
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    " - Snapscan

  • Dec 10, 2019 - R 200.00
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    " - Snapscan

  • Dec 10, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "May strength, faith and luck always be on the side of the ones in need - thank you for letting us help!" - Vanya Stoimenova

  • Dec 10, 2019 - USD $ 72.02
  • "All the best" - Derek

  • Dec 09, 2019 - R 200.00
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    May this small amount do big things!

    " - Mossie

  • Dec 06, 2019 - R 305.25
  • "Often a little goes a long way! Praying for a perfect match... " - Kelly

  • Dec 04, 2019 - USD $ 14.36
  • "Best wishes from a South African family in NZ" - Kiwi

  • Dec 04, 2019 - USD $ 13.65
  • "God bless you " - Michael and Mark

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 110.00
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    Praying for a perfect match and for complete healing

    " - All Glory to God

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "I hope you feel better soon. Love from Leah (age 10)" - Leah

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wishing the donor receiver a speedy recovery!" - Janine Pedro

  • Dec 03, 2019 - USD $ 35.84
  • " from strength to strength" - Josie

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you a wonderful healthy long life" - Sam

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Together we can achieve everything..." - Conrad Africa

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "With love and best wishes." - Robyn

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "May God bless you with all the strength love and endurance to get through this, and we wish you a speedy recovery." - Daniel

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "With love" - CM

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Please support this cause - imagine if this was your child! " - Kim Marr

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "I hope this helps" - Anonymous

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Many hands make little work..." - Coenraad

  • Dec 01, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "A little to help" - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 16 497.92

Fundraising target

R 350 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 9 400.00

The South African Bone Marrow Registry

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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”.