“When the circumstances around a donor’s passing are tragic, but the family immediately agrees to tissue donation, it reinforces my faith in humanity.”Register as a Donor
“The best part of my job is when donor families realise that their decision to donate made a difference in someone else’s life. That realisation comforts them and gives them peace.”Register as a Donor
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• Embracing the principles of The Declaration of Istanbul
A gift of skin saved Jerano Jacobus
After suffering life-threatening burns over two-thirds of his body, donor skin helped Jerano heal.Read His Story
Tissue donation improves and saves lives. It is life-altering and it is our mission, our fight, what we live and breathe.
Vitanova wants every South African who can donate to know, care, and talk about tissue donation.
One of only two tissue banks in South Africa, Vitanova educates the South African public on tissue donation and actively encourages registration as an organ and tissue donor.
What We Do
Our Name, Vitanova – means ‘new life’ & that is what we do every day – give new life through tissue donation.
Vitanova is a division of Bone SA, a South African non-profit organisation which has, for more than a quarter of a century worked to improve patients’ access to high-quality, safe human tissue products.
Every Patient Served
To ensure that every patient who needs human tissue for transplantation or implantation is served, Vitanova – the connective tissue bank of South Africa – was established in the Western Cape in 2020.
Our Vast Network
We work closely with doctors, nursing professionals, hospitals, pathology services and funeral homes to create networks which help us to identify potential donors.