Give a Little Place in Your Heart for Kidneys! Please!
Heard so much about the heart, but so less about kidneys, right? Have you wondered what function kidneys play? For your body to work properly, it must contain just the right amount of water. One of the important jobs of kidneys is to remove excess water from the body or to retain water when the body needs more.
Kidneys also make important chemical messengers called hormones. These hormones circulate in the bloodstream and regulate some body functions, such as blood pressure and the making of red-blood cells.
When we are healthy, our kidneys regulate the levels of water and minerals in our bodies and remove waste. Some people, however, may have failed or damaged kidneys which cannot carry out the functions properly. Because of this, they may need dialysis.
Dialysis is the artificial process of eliminating waste and unwanted water from the blood. In other words, dialysis is the artificial replacement for lost kidney function—or what is called renal replacement therapy. Dialysis may be used for patients who face acute kidney failure.
We are happy to share with you the heartening news that HBS (Hazrath Bismillah Shah) Hospital in Bangalore has opened its HBS Kidney Dialysis Unit which is equipped with state-of-the art Kidney Dialysis Machines. In our effort to make life easier for patients hailing from economically weak backgrounds, the cost of a single treatment of dialysis will be Rs 550, which is modest compared to what is charged in many other places.
Many patients may find it difficult to pay this sum. Remember that for the patient, undergoing dialysis is very critical. It is something he or she cannot do without. Imagine the plight of patients with a lifelong need to depend on dialysis!
With this is mind, we have thought of bringing together a group, whose members will commit themselves to saving Rs 550 every month and pooling it into the “Kind Friends for Kidneys Fund”. (KFKF) This will be used for covering the cost of dialysis treatment for economically very weak patients. This means, you sponsor one dialysis for the economically poor patients.
You can contribute Rs 550 every month. Alternately, if it is more convenient for you, you can save up Rs. 3300 for 6 months, or Rs. 6600 for a year.
Why Rs 550 a month? Think what you would do if you had Rs 550 in your pocket. You might buy an extra T-shirt, recharge your phone, or go for a drive with your friends for a ‘burger-cola combo meal’. And, of course, there are the latest brands of shampoo, toothpaste, fairness creams and gels—and you might like to try them out!
But before you spend your Rs. 550 on something that you want, but really don’t need, just stop for a moment and bring to your mind the fact that this sum of money can bring a smile on the face of a patient and her or his family!
Think about it! We welcome you to join the “Kind Friends for Kidneys” team, an unconditional friendship that conveys that “you care”!
Your cheques can be drawn in favour of HBS Dialysis and sent to HBS Hospital, No 58, Cockburn Road, Shivajinagar, Bangalore-560051. Or you can deposit your contribution in our bank account: Bank: Axis Bank, Main Branch Name: HBS Dialysis. Account No: 913020048258295. IFSC code: Utib0000009. Swift Code: Axisinnbb009.
Kind Friends for Kidneys Team
HBS Kidney Dialysis Unit, HBS Hospital, 58, Cockburn Road, Bangalore: 51.Ph: 080-25541321. Ayub Khan: Cell:9620777288 and 9620977288.