Women Gives Hope to Dialysis Patients
 
Aug 18, 2017
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Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 2017 – Strong and generous women from Inner Wheel District 330 Malaysia, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), came together recently to donate Nikkiso dialysis machine to the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) to benefit chronic kidney disease patients receiving treatments at NKF’s dialysis centre in Johor Bahru (JB).
The Nikkiso dialysis machine, worth RM42, 200 was handed over by Parimala Satheesan, Immediate Past District Chairman of Inner Wheel District 330 Malaysia (2016-2017) at a handover ceremony held at NKF office in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Speaking during the handover ceremony with NKF, Parimala Satheesan, Immediate Past District Chairman, expressed her delight at the contribution of the dialysis machine and to strengthen the support by working together with untiring effort to serve the community.

“As an NGO, we want to be recognised widely through personal service, fund-raising, fellowship, and a common aim to serve the local community. With the contribution of the dialysis machine, we want to help kidney patients restore their dignity and further improve their ability to take part in the community. The contribution is aligned with our objectives to promote true friendship, encourage ideals of personal service and foster international understanding”, said Parimala Satheesan, Immediate Past District Chairman.

“We sincerely appreciate the gratitude that Inner Wheel District 330 has contributed to NKF by donating a dialysis machine to one out of our 26 dialysis centre located in Johor Bahru. Each dialysis machine runs between seven to ten years with maintenance and every year at least twenty machines will be replaced. We need the donations for dialysis machines to keep the treatments going for our kidney patients. With that, we are very fortunate to have linked together with Inner Wheel District 330 Malaysia,” said Mr. Chua Hong Wee, Chief Executive Officer of NKF.

The donation for the dialysis machine was raised from The 4th South Asia Rally, a friendship rally held in Kuala Lumpur last March with 600 members who attended the event with a fee raised partly channelled to NKF.

The joyful afternoon culminated in a tour around the dialysis centre at the NKF office, which served to educate all the guests on the implications of kidney disease and the life-saving impact of dialysis machines for kidney patients.

The first Inner Wheel club was chartered in the year 1948 and the District 330 was established in 1980 under the auspices of International Inner Wheel which is the largest women's service voluntary organisation in the world, found in 103 countries with over 100,000 members in 3,895 clubs. Currently, District 330 has about 400 members in 18 clubs in Peninsula Malaysia. The Inner Wheel clubs and districts take part in a wide range of work for charities across the world with the aim to give people happier futures and better lives. The organisation encourages their members to support NKF in early health screening as a CSR project and to create awareness in the rural areas.

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 26 dialysis centers nationwide.

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