Kareem needs N9 million for kidney transplant

HELP-KAREEMFORTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Abdulkareem Rafiu, has been diagnosed with having advanced CKD secondary to undiagnosed hypertensive Nephrosclerosis.

His wife, Mrs. Sofiyat Abdulkareem-Rafiu who came to The Guardian recently to seek financial support for her husband explained: “On March 9, 2015 we realized he had chronic kidney problem, we went to the Gbagada General Hospital which also referred us to the Cardiac and Renal Centre, a private hospital also in Gbagada, because the General Hospital does not have enough facilities for dialysis.” “We pay N33, 000 twice every week for dialysis and as from September, we’ve been told we would be paying N37, 000.

We have been informed that the only solution to my husband’s problem is a kidney transplant which will cost approximately N9million.

We don’t have the money to afford the transplant; we are already selling our properties for the dialysis.” According to a medical report provided by the Cardiac and Renal Centre, Gbagada, the medical officer, Dr. Ngozi Aikpokpo said, “having been referred from the Gbagada General Hospital for Haemodialysis, the cause of the renal failure is long standing Hypertension.

I have counseled the patient that a kidney transplant is the best option for a better life.”

The cost of dialysis is N25, 000 per session and he needs three sessions per week. He also needs erythropoletin injections twice weekly at the rate of N16, 800 and is considered for a kidney transplant which will cost N5, 000, 000.

The cost of screening the donor of the kidney which should be his spouse or relative will cost N600, 000 including a post-transplant drugs which costs 1.500, 000 per annum.”

Mrs. Abdulkareem is appealing to kind-hearted Nigerians to come to her aid and save the life of her husband. “I don’t have money again, and the children still need him,” she pleaded.

Mrs. Abdulkareem can be reached on 0701926145 or 08137682623 Account Name: Kareem Rafiu, Account No. 0691835541, Access Bank. Account Name: Kareem Rafiu, Account No. 0005616843, Diamond Bank.

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