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Kidney Dialysis Foundation

Website: http://www.kdf.org.sg/
Sector: Health
Participated in the YFC programme before?: Yes
Name of Representative Dickson Loi
Email dickson.loi@kdf.org.sg
Contact Number 65592652
The Kidney Dialysis Foundation Limited (KDF) is a non-profit charitable organisation, established in February 1996 by Dr Gordon Ku, a kidney specialist. KDF provides subsidised dialysis treatment to needy members of the community, ensuring that these patients will not be deprived of treatment due to financial difficulties. KDF also conducts public health education on kidney and kidney-related diseases as well as support research seeking a cure for diabetes.

At present, KDF runs three haemodialysis centres, serving approximately 300 patients monthly. KDF is focused on a niche group of patients – those coming from the lower income group in Singapore. Majority of our patients are elderly, with 51% of the patient population above 60 years of age. Till date, KDF has served over 849 patients and 79 of whom have successfully transplanted.

The following are some prgrommes KDF runs at our 3 centres.
1. Subsidised Dialysis Programme (CORE)
2. Subsidised Medication Programme
3. Protein Supplement Programme
4. Portable Subsidy Programme (HD and PD)
5. Transport Subsidy Programme
6. Aodpt-a-Patient Programme

 

Intended use of funds through the YFC 2018 programme
Funds raised through the YFC 2018 programme will be used to fund the transport subsidy programme which supports the transportation needs of selected patients. Under this programme, patients who have been identified to have a high fall risk or other conditions which affects their mobility will receive a monthly transport allowance from KDF to support their journey to and fro dialysis sessions via taxi. The objective of this programme is to ensure at-risk patients are able to commute safely for dialysis.

 

Engaging and involving the YFC participants
KDF will initiate a visit to our dialysis centre where volunteers will be introduced to kidney failure and dialysis, as well as our organsiation and the beneficiaries we serve. Some time will be allocated for volunteers to talk to selected patients to understand their challenges and how they cope with the lifestyle changes that they need to make due to kidney failure and dialysis.

 

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