When the kidney is not able to function normally and remove waste from the body due to damage or failure, dialysis becomes vital for a patient to function. Dialysis is the artificial process of eliminating waste (diffusion) and unwanted water (ultrafiltration) from the blood. Statistics suggest that 17% of urban Indians have kidney diseases, of which 6% have stage 3 kidney disease, which requires advanced treatments, such as dialysis or kidney transplant. With the number of underprivileged not able to access kidney dialysis due to financial constraints on the increase, the LCBB has donated a dialysis machine to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, where the Dialysis Unit of the hospital, will treat patients of End Stage Renal Disease, with dialysis.
The hospital offers the underprivileged, concessional rate of Rs. 650/- per dialysis or free dialysis, as required. With some patients needing two to three dialysis per week, depending on the degree of the kidney dysfunction, the club has undertaken this noble cause as a permanent project and will assist the hospital as required.