Where Humanity and Innovation Meet

Bone SA is proud to announce the launch of Vitanova, the connective tissue bank of South Africa. With ethics at the core of everything we do, Vitanova is a thought-leader in the tissue transplant sector in South Africa.  Through innovative research  and the application of forward-thinking technology,  we strive to improve the lives of patients from all walks of life.


Vitanova – which means NEW LIFE – was established to alleviate the enormous need for donated tissue in South Africa.  As a tissue bank, Vitanova is dedicated to increasing the awareness of tissue donation and the number of registered tissue – and organ donors, through public education.

Through cutting-edge technology, a state-of-the-art facility in the Western Cape and local and international tissue-engineering expertise, Vitanova impacts the lives of patients requiring tissue transplantation and implantation, daily.

What Is Tissue Donation?

Tissue donation is a generous, voluntary gift bestowed after death.  Considering that 85% of people who die can help others through tissue donation, and that one tissue donor can save or improve the lives of 65 people, tissue donation can provide a lot of comfort during a devastating time.

To register as a tissue and organ donor, please visit the Organ Donor Foundation or click on the button below and complete the simple registration form.

Femoral Head Donation

Did you know that as a hip replacement patient you can donate your femoral head – the bone removed during your surgery – to help others?  Now you do!

This relatively small piece of bone – normally discarded by the hospital – can be used to treat bone cancer, repair bone defects during surgery or be turned into bone products. By donating it, you can make a world of difference in the life of someone else.  

Our New Home

Meet Our Team

Anna Tough

Donor Co-ordinator

Sivuyile Gqozo

QC Technician

Carlo Jackson

Carlo Jackson

Tissue Engineering Executive


Masiko Mfihlakalo

Production Technician

Sandra Venter

Sandra Venter

Recovery & Awareness Manager

Abongile Mafanya

Production Technician