Address

c/o Vitanova Tissue Bank, Building B
Medical Research Council, Delft site
Brentwood Park, Cape Town, 7001

Vision & Mission Statement

There is a need for the Tissue banking industry to take responsibility for its own future and development due to a lack of government capacity and funding, but this can only be achieved through agreement, cooperation and knowledge sharing between the various stake holders.

Vision:

To unify, align and develop the industry through the collaborations between members as well as Government, partners and international role players.

To promote:

  • Global tissue banking standards
  • Collaborations between members as well as Government, partners and international role players to the primary benefit of patients
  • Greater access to cells & tissues
  • Equality and fair utilization of cells & tissues
  • Fair & ethical tissue procurement, banking and distribution
  • Protect and respect patient privacy, dignity and preferences

Mission:

SATiBA is a not-for-profit organization that aims to support all South African tissue banks in regulatory/legal matters, data collection, training, accreditation, quality assurance, communication, collaboration, and more.

Values:

Our foundations are firmly built on fair, objective and ethical practices that protect the privacy, dignity and best interests of our patients, partners and colleagues alike.

  • SATiBA value integrity and rely on the trust and support of the community and its members it serves through transparency and professional conduct
  • SATiBA value compassion and honour its donors and their families. We are respectful of the gift of life and give tribute to its power through community education.
  • SATiBA value quality and strive to uphold stringent standards to ensure high quality in products that will be to the benefit of recipient patients.
  • SATiBA value responsiveness and operates in a detailed oriented manner to ensure we meet the needs of our members, partners and the community we serve.
  • SATiBA value education and recognises that education is needed to uphold public trust and ensure the effectiveness of tissue banking.
  • SATiBA value innovation and support development towards improved programs, service expansion and research and technology
  • SATiBA value respect for both death and life and the legacy and hope left behind by donors.