The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping Malaysians suffering from end stage kidney failure who lack access to or cannot afford dialysis treatments.
Giving Hope, Saving Lives
To be a one-stop National Resource Centre for the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases.
• To save lives through preventive education and early detection of kidney disease(s), while providing a second chance through haemodialysis for those suffering from end stage kidney failure;
• To promote organ donations, kidney transplants and medical research into kidney diseases;
• To ensure the continued good health and well-being of our patients through a holistic care concept.
Currently, NKF has more than 1,500 patients receiving subsidized dialysis treatments in
26 dialysis centres nationwide. In 2016, it is estimated that there will be a shortfall of income over the expenditure of RM14.5 million which NKF needs to source in order to provide the subsidized dialysis treatment and to run the operations of the foundation in general.
Each patient has to endure 4 hours of dialysis treatment, 3 times a week or 13 times a month on average – for life. Our patients pay RM40 per treatment which translates to RM520 per month or RM6,240 per year, compared to RM40,000 per year (RM250 per session) at private medical facilities. For our poor patients, even the subsidized cost at NKF means choosing between their daily basic necessities and much needed life-saving dialysis treatment as they generally come from the lower income group.
We cannot do it alone, and we desperately need your help. If you are unable to make a direct donation, then please help us by organizing various fundraising projects and activities.
Together, we can help more patients benefit from our healthcare activities. Your money helps us save lives.