Grab Joins NKF in Supporting Renal Patients
 
Nov 27, 2018
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Kuala Lumpur, November 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Grab Malaysia and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia recently announced a fundraising partnership to purchase a dialysis machine for the underprivileged kidney failure patients. The collaboration between Malaysia’s first non-governmental organisation to offer haemodialysis treatment and Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payment platform will enable Grab users to convert their GrabRewards points into donation towards NKF.

From now until 31 December 2018, Grab users in Malaysia can visit their GrabRewards catalogue and convert their points into donations with the Grab app. Every 700 GrabRewards points can be converted into a RM5 donation towards NKF by Grab users.

“Every year, NKF needs to raise RM24.9 million to subsidise the dialysis treatments cost for 1,600 who seek dialysis treatment at our 28 dialysis centres nationwide. In Malaysia, 7,000 new patients are diagnosed with kidney failure annually. The majority of NKF’s patients are financially-challenged elderly individuals aged between 50-65 years old who cannot afford the higher cost at private medical facilities,” said Chua Hong Wee, Chief Executive Officer of NKF.

“We sincerely appreciate the support that Grab provides to NKF by launching this fundraising campaign which eventually contributes to the addition of a dialysis machine to one of our 28 dialysis centres. Each dialysis machine runs between seven to ten years with maintenance and every year at least twenty dialysis machines will be replaced. We need the donations for dialysis machines to keep the treatments going for our dialysis patients. With that, we are very fortunate to have linked together with Grab”, he added.

Iris Chang, Country Marketing Head of Grab Malaysia expressed her delight to be able to work with the National Kidney Foundation Malaysia to help them with their cause. Chang went on to add that as a Malaysian homegrown brand, the company is consistently identifying ways to give back to the community especially to those in need. “We have worked with various organisations in the past to do our bit for the community. With the season of giving upon us, we are humbled to be able to be a conduit to also encourage our fellow Grab users to also join in and give back.

Members of the public who are interested in contributing towards NKF’s cause in helping Malaysians who cannot access dialysis treatments can find out more through the NKF website at http://nkf.org.my or call 03-7954 9048.

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National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping Malaysians suffering from end stage kidney failure who lack access to or cannot afford dialysis treatment. NKF currently has over 1,600 dialysis patients receiving subsidized dialysis treatment in over 28 dialysis centres nationwide.

About Grab
Grab is one of the most frequently used O2O mobile platforms in Southeast Asia, providing the everyday services that matter most to consumers. Commute, eat, deliver shopping - and pay with one e-wallet. Grab believes that every Southeast Asian should benefit from the digital economy, and Grab provides access to safe and affordable transport, food and package delivery, mobile payments and financial services. Grab currently offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.

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