Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation

by South African Tissue Bank Association
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation
Saving lives; with organ & tissue transplantation

Project Report | May 3, 2023
Final Report

By Ansie Sevenster | Project Leader

A brief summary of the project's activities and the deactivation reason.

 My goal was to do fundraising and assist to create & run a call centre / operational support centre to coordinate organ & tissue for transplant in South Africa.

This project was run under the auspices of the nonprofit South African Tissue Bank Association (SATiBA).  Please refer to their website: http://www.satiba.org.za for a description of the work they do.

 In a wider sense my goal was to:

1 - raise funds via crowdfunding on the GlobalGiving (GG) website.

2 - raise funds via donations in South Africa.

3 - create and run a call centre / operational support centre as first point of contact to coordinate and communicate the possible availability of organs and / or tissue for donation in South Africa.

 What is the problem:

There are people dying waiting for organs and tissue.  The referral process to harvest organs and or tissue is not well known and therefore not consistently used throughout the country.

 This project was created because the reality is that there are various groups and people doing sterling work in this field, but in islands of excellence whereas together so much more could be gained.  Most of this work is done by nonprofit organisations and funding is needed.

 The result and the way forward summarised:

 1 - To raise funds via crowdfunding on the GlobalGiving (GG) website.  The total amount of donations raised was $5 395, of which $10 was driven by GG.  My expectation of reaching a wider audience was therefore not served.

 2 - To raise funds via donations in South Africa a SARS section 18A certificate is needed.  One of the disadvantages of GG is that individuals and companies in South Africa could not get a tax benefit from these donations.

 To obtain a SARS section 18A certificate, SATiBA would have to :

Change the name of the organisation, change the constitution and Memorandum of Understanding (MOI) and the subscription via membership fees will have to be stopped.  SATiBA decided not to do this.

 3 - To create and run a call centre / operational support centre as first point of contact to coordinate and communicate the possible availability of organs and / or tissue for donation in South Africa.

 The team defining what we were going to do and how we were going to go about it, consisted of 3 persons, including myself.  One of the other members of the team have taken a new appointment across Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross as head of transplant and will be using this to explore the province supporting a call centre and embedding it in their systems.  He is having discussions with Emergency Medical Services.  Hopefully that makes the effort not dependent on ongoing fundraising for the call centre.

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Organization Information

South African Tissue Bank Association

Location: Pretoria, Gauteng - South Africa
Website:
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South African Tissue Bank Association
Ansie Sevenster
Project Leader:
Ansie Sevenster
Cape Town , Western Cape South Africa

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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