Improving Blood Cancer and Blood Disease Services in South Africa.
South Africa is a country with a dire shortage of haematologists, haematological support, advocacy and services. As the only dedicated Haematological Services NGO in the country, the Igazi Foundation lobbies provincial and national government to improve existing haematological services and facilities for sufferers, their families and their supporters. Born in the Eastern Cape in 2010, the Foundation has g...
- Raising awareness regarding the prevalence of haematological malignancies and other blood diseases in South Africa
- Advocating on treatment, especially bone marrow transplantation
- Providing support for haematologists and the treatment of haematological diseases
- Helping maintain/provide for the inpatients and outpatients of new facilities in South Africa where there has previously been none, such as the ‘ALOE IGAZI WARD,' in Port Elizabeth.
did you know?
One transfusion dose of platelets can be obtained through one apheresis donation of platelets or by combining the platelets derived from five whole blood donations.