About Campaignends 31 Aug 2017, 11:59 PM
PD, also known as water dialysis, is a treatment to kidney failure. A special sterile fluid is introduced into the abdomen through a PD catheter, a permanent tube that is placed in the peritoneal cavity. The fluid circulates through abdomen to draw impurities from surrounding blood vessels in the peritoneum, which is then drained from the body.
NKF patient Mr Ng Chia Huat, 58, is currently undergoing PD. With the flexibility of PD, he is able to enjoy his daily activities without having to go to the dialysis centre or having his lifestyle restricted by dialysis centres' schedules. Every morning, Chia Huat likes to go to the coffee shop to have breakfast and chat with his friends, before heading home to carry out PD. However, having a permanent catheter in his abdomen means that he has to be careful in ensuring that his catheter is taped to his abdomen securely. The tape frequently caused his skin to become irritated and itchy. Occasionally, the tape will loosen, increasing the risk of infection.
All these problems are solved when Chia Huat was given a PD Belt by NKF. PD patients can store their catheters in the PD Belt, thus preventing any accidental tugs on the catheter, reduces infection risks and allows patients more freedom of movement.
Your donation of $10 will provide a PD patient with 1 PD Belt.
About the Charity
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is currently supporting more than 4,800 kidney failure patients, about two-thirds of the national kidney failure patient population. Our patients are of the lower income group. Treating a patient costs over $2,000 a month, however, the treatment our patients receive is highly subsidised, with 74% paying $50 or less a month out-of-pocket.
NKF remains committed to journeying with our patients every step of the way in their treatment and rehabilitative care, advocating kidney health to prevent kidney failure and making a difference in the renal landscape to benefit the community.
Partner us in giving Life & Hope to our patients now!
All donations received through Giving.sg will be channelled to NKF General Fund, which will be used to provide subsidised dialysis treatment and holistic care for our patients.
To view our financial statements, please visit our corporate website at https://nkfs.org/about-us/annual-reports/