Foreign medications

Foreign medications is one of Podari Zhizn’s international programmes actively supported by Gift of Life. Initially our charity was established for a practical reason. We tried to eliminate currency exchange fees and guarantee quick and reliable access to the stock, when purchasing vital foreign medications for our patients. This approach paid off – Gift of Life has eventually become a key provider of such medications for kids and young adults in Russia.

The major cost of all  

Foreign medications account for over 80% of our annual expenses. The list of drugs bought for children under Gift of Life and Podari Zhizn’s care in 2016 includes Erwinase, Foscavir, Zykadia, Atriance, Defitelio, Iksulig,  Buselveks and other medications.

Gift of Life also covers other programmes, for instance, international specialists and bone marrow transplant. However, foreign medications unavailable in Russia for various reasons definitely remain our main focus.

How much we need

While running on-going appeals to fund foreign medications, Gift of Life works really hard to reach its primary goal – to raise £3 million in annual donations. This sum would cover completely the costs of foreign drugs for Podari Zhizn patients throughout the whole year.

To support our foreign medications programme, please visit Donate now.

Infographic by Oxana Kostromina