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Woman, 35, needs N7m for kidney transplant

Ailing Jacintha Obairi in hospital
Ailing Jacintha Obairi in hospital

JACINTHA Obairi, a 35-year-old patient at Simeon Hospital in Lagos is suffering from end-stage kidney disease. She is soliciting for financial help from kind-hearted individuals, organisations and the government for a kidney transplant.

The hospital report states: “She requires a kidney replacement therapy to be alive. She is at present undergoing haemodialysis. Haemodialysis is a procedure through which undesirable metabolic waste products (urea and creatinine), water, potassium, etc. are removed from the body to avoid toxic accumulation of these substances that occur in a non-functional kidney. The other kidney replacement therapy option available to her is kidney transplant.”
According to the hospital report, “kidney transplant is a better option to haemodialysis as it ensures an improved quality of life, considerable cost saving and reduction in morbidity and mortality associated with chronic kidney disease. Kidney transplant can be done in some Nigerian hospitals like Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Ile-Ife and in some Indian hospitals.

“The financial requirements for the kidney transplant which include cost of airfare and accommodation for both kidney donor and recipient to Indian and a 6- month drug refill is about N7 million.

However, the patient would continue dialysis prior to the conclusion of the time arrangement for the kidney transplant, which would cost about N400, 000 per month.

He husband, Emeka Obairi, said, “I will be very grateful to Nigerians who would come to my aid at this critical time. God bless you as you do so.” Below are the account details of the patient:

Account Name: Jacintha Obairi
Bank Name: Eco Bank, Account Number: 5102027653. Or call: 08051131467.