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Ranui House is run by The Bone Marrow Cancer Trust. The Trust was originally established in 1990 to raise funds to help build the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Christchurch Hospital and to build and operate an accommodation facility nearby.

With twenty six fundraising groups set up throughout the South Island, an appeal was launched in February 1991 and $2.5 million was raised in the 18 months, including donations from The Otago and Southland Area Health Boards.

Opened in December 1991, the BMT Unit’s design was of a world class standard. In the same year we were also fortunate to purchase the Ranui site.  The existing building was removed to enable a new three storey accommodation facilityto be built, which was opened in February 1993. Increasing demand for accommodation soon saw the Trust add a fourth storey to Ranui House in 1995, with the Trust purchasing two properties adjacent to Ranui House the following year for future accommodation development.

A feasibility study carried out in 2004 determined further accommodation was indeed needed. Construction on the 18 unit building was commenced in 2006 and completed in March 2008 at a cost of $7 million.

The Trust’s main function now is to run the two Ranui Houses, maintaining a high standard of accommodation and care, whilst providing patient support.

The finances to operate these houses come from fundraising and donations as the Trust does not receive any government funding.   If you, your family, or friends would like to make a donation or a bequest, it would be greatly appreciated.




• The Trust has received many favorable comments on our logo
• The ripple on the bottom represents the river Avon, which runs past Ranui House and the BMT Unit
• The twisted legs represent DNA
• The green is for new life
• The bird with its wings raised signifies the freedom new life brings

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We provide family apartments and a supportive environment, dependent on the generous and continued support of people just like you.

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