About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM
Several years ago, 62-year old taxi driver Mr Wong Pang Koon's weight dropped from 100kg to 80kg within a month. He was constantly exhausted and thirsty. A health check-up revealed that his kidneys were failing due to his diabetic condition.

Initially, he refused to go for dialysis - needed 3 times a week every alternate day, four hours each time - as he did not want to disrupt his job and lose income. What terrified him most was having to undergo surgery to create a vascular access on his arm, by joining an artery and a vein, to remove and return blood during dialysis.

However, one afternoon changed his life when he suddenly had difficulties breathing and fell into a coma. His toxins rose to dangerous levels. He had no choice but to start dialysis. It took the doctor six tries and 14 months to successfully prepare for the vascular access surgery as his blood vessels were hidden deep among muscle tissues.

He is now thankful that dialysis is keeping him alive. Each session, he relies on an artificial kidney (A.K.) which is a high-flux dialyzer to effectively remove wastes and excess fluids from his body. $100 provides a month's supply of 13 A.K.s which each patient needs.

Your support will benefit needy kidney patients like Pang Koon, and give them the strength to carry on with their life journey.

The National Kidney Foundation is proud to be a partner of Giving Week 2017.

About the Charity

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is currently supporting more than 5,000 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/


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