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Providing lifesaving dialysis support for those most in need- IDRF’s Guyana Dialysis project07 October, 2015 Guyana, Health
A large percentage of Guyanese residents experience renal problems and require treatment up to three times per week to maintain a decent quality of life. In addition, the kidney and dialysis treatment in hospitals is highly expensive and unaffordable for many, which further exacerbates this health issue.
IDRF is pleased to partner with the Doobay Medical and Research Centre (DMRC) in Georgetown, Annandale region of Guyana to provide critical dialysis treatment to patients with renal failure. 100 patients will benefit from the treatment three times per week over a span of two years. The DMRC began providing dialysis services in September 2011 for patients suffering from end-stage renal failure in Guyana; during this time, the operation had 2 active stations and 6 patients. Today, through the significant generosity of our donors, the centre has grown to 40 stations and over 100 patients.
Our work with the Doobay Medical and Research Centre fills a critical healthcare gap in the country by offering critical dialysis services to vulnerable people. With your continued help, we can continue to provide this lifesaving resource for underprivileged Guyanese people.