Gift of Life, a UK sister charity to “Podari Zhizn” ("Подари жизнь"), a leading children’s cancer foundation in Russia, which works to help children with oncological and blood illnesses.

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 the 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 become a major force providing better access to medicines and treatment for young cancer patients in Russian clinics. The charity raised more than £7.5 million and gave support to hundreds of children and young adults from Russia and the CIS, whose families cannot afford treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Why donations are needed

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 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.

Please, donate to help us save more children every day. Spasibo!

Infographic by Oxana Kostromina