This project is the vision of the Olive Children’s Foundation. Currently, children dependent on chronic intravenous therapies (such as blood transfusions) are neglected in South Africa and Africa. Children needing transfusions on a monthly basis are still currently required to go through all the administration obstacles of being admitted to a hospital where they spend their day in a general ward away from their families and loved ones. The environment of most hospitals is a frightening place for children and definitely not an environment that allows for their continued development. The impact does not rest on the child alone. The effort needed for a family already struggling to address all the medical needs for their child is immense and not appreciated.

One of the goals of the Olive Children’s Foundation is to ultimately open a Transfusion Clinic where all children needing chronic transfusion therapy (or similar) can come for their required therapies. The clinic will aim to create a fun environment where children can play and continue to develop whilst receiving their intravenous treatments. The clinic will aim to include blood transfusions, immunoglobulin therapy and other individualized chronic intravenous infusion therapies.

Should you, your company or organization like to get involved in the establishment of our vision, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. We will soon be setting up a portal for financial donations as well as more detailed information about the clinic.