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KFOF hosts Christmas lunch for kidney patients

Mere Naleba
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

EIGHTY per cent of people suffering from kidney failure and who receive treatment at the Kidney Foundation Of Fiji's dialysis centre were hosted to a Christmas lunch by the organisation on Saturday.

The lunch was an initiative by the staff and board members of the foundation who were also present to celebrate another Christmas with the patients.

"We had always planned to celebrate every event that would indicate how lucky we are to celebrate life," said KFOF president Dewan Maharaj.

"And before we could not do this as we were stationed at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital but now that we have our own space, we can now host them to lunch." A person with kidney failure would need at least three dialysis treatments in a week to stay alive.

With Christmas just around the corner, the foundation's board members did not hesitate to organise a lunch that would bring joy to the patients families and most importantly to the patients.

"We are committed to the purpose of the setting up of the dialysis centre and that is to save a life and also to prolong the life span of a person with kidney failure," he said.

Mr Maharaj said every year, the centre treated about 50 people, at a cost of $200 per treatment.





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