ABOUT GIFT OF LIFE
The Gift of Life’s mission is to ensure children and young adults with cancer or haematological disease in Russia can receive the most effective and modern medical care and nonmedical support.
What we do
Gift of Life regularly fund-raises for the medicines that aren’t available in Russia but are indispensable for the treatment of certain types of cancer.
The charity also sponsors the foreign specialists’ visits to the Dmitry Rogachev Centre for Paediatric Haematology in Moscow, who perform surgical operations and pass the unique surgical methods on to the Russian doctors.
Since 2011 Gift of Life has managed to support over 600 applications for life-saving medicine and non-medical treatment, spending over £7,800,000 on its programmes. The charity gave support to hundreds of children and their families from Russia and the CIS.
Why donations are needed
The Russian state covers treatment for cancer and other potentially fatal diseases only partially. A large part of the cost – as much as 66% – must be shouldered by families who often struggle and live below the poverty line as treating cancer is devastating financially.
How much we need
While running on-going appeals to fund foreign medications, Gift of Life works incredibly hard to reach its primary goal – to raise £3,000,000 in annual donations. This sum would cover completely the costs of foreign drugs for Podari Zhizn patients throughout the whole year.