Those who attended the 2016 ART National Conference will have seen a presentation looking at setting up dialysis facilities in the Gambia. It was an excellent presentation and highlighted how these facilities rely to a large extent on both charitable work and the donations of equipment and consumables.
Since the conference I have been in contact with Sailey Fladsrud the founder of the Ida Bass Kidney Foundation. Positive progress has been made with clinicians coming forward to offer their assistance, both surgical and medical.
Sailey has recently contacted me and hence my message to you all now. Please give consideration as to whether your units and Trusts are in a position to donate dialysis machines that you are replacing or any consumables that you may have, such as those from sadly deceased patients or those who have had transplants.
If you have then Sailey would love to hear from you and can be contacted by email or phone on; firstname.lastname@example.org or 07977 958 230.
Has anyone had direct experience in donating to this charity? I've just donated machines to a hospital in Nigeria. I began the process in August 2016 and the machines have only left the trust this week - 10 months later!! I'm all in favour of donating kit so that it can be used to help the less fortunate but I very nearly lost the will during this process and I'm not keen to repeat the experience!
I have previously posted to talk about the Ida Bass Kidney Foundation and how their facilities rely to a large extent on both charitable work and the donations of equipment and consumables.
Sailey Fladsurd, founder of Ida Bass, has recently contacted me and hence my message to you all now. Please give consideration as to whether your units and Trusts are in a position to donate any consumables, particularly dialysers, that you may have, such as those from sadly deceased patients or those who have had transplants. Also and I appreciate that it is a long shot but Sailey is also looking for donation of a blood gas analyser.
If you can help then Sailey would love to hear from you and can be contacted by email or phone on; email@example.com or 07977 958 230.
I've been approached by a group of nurses who would like to donate a dialysis machine to a specific dialysis centre in Kerala, southern India. Would anybody know of any charities/organisations operating in this area that maybe able to assist?
Very early days at the moment as they are still to raise funds for a new/second hand machine.
Sailey has just called me from her new Dialysis Unit in Senegal,all her 5008 machines are in and commissioned but she has no disposables and desperate so if anyone could help her with nearly out of date/returned from home patients or just not used anymore :
5008 bloodlines/dialysers/fistula needles/hd concentrates/BiBags/saline.
that would be great,without her efforts many who have no money to pay will just die.
James at Kimal is trying his best but struggling at the moment and FMC in Senagal can supply but only at commercial prices.
sailey can organise to pick them up and ship to Africa and will sign any disclaimer required if cross infection is a concern.
Hope someone can help.