Icon - Give a double dose of Kidney Kindness on Giving Tuesday

Give a double dose of Kidney Kindness on Giving Tuesday

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On Giving Tuesday, 3 December, Kidney Health Australia is urging the community to give Kidney Kindness so their donation can be doubled to help reach $100k and provide vital support to families devastated by kidney disease.

The peak body for kidney disease in Australia, Kidney Health Australia provides vital services to the 200,000 people currently diagnosed with kidney disease, many of them young children like Eli who was diagnosed with renal failure at the age of six.

“With our help, Eli and his family were able to stay at our Melbourne Transplant House so that Eli could undergo a kidney transplant three years after his diagnosis and care on dialysis. Because of his transplant, he was finally well enough to attend our Kid’s Camp and get back to being the happy-go-lucky boy he was before his diagnosis,” said Chris Forbes, Chief Executive Officer for Kidney Health Australia.

Mr Forbes said Giving Tuesday was a global generosity movement uniting individuals and communities to go all out on one day to fundraise for organisations that need their support.

“We’re asking the Australian community to dig deep as their donations will be doubled until we hit our target of $100k, thanks to our generous matched funders,” Mr Forbes said.

“All it took was one day for Eli’s life to change and the impact of his kidney disease diagnosis to be long lasting, and that is a story that’s far too common amongst our kidney community,” Mr Forbes said.

Mr Forbes said kidney disease was an insidious disease that can strike suddenly as 90% of kidney function can be lost before symptoms are apparent.

“We have a real fight on our hands to get people diagnosed earlier and provide the level of support families like Eli’s need when they are faced with a serious diagnosis out of the blue, so funding is vital for us to deliver these services,” Mr Forbes said.

To donate to Kidney Health Australia on Giving Tuesday please visit www.kidney.org.au/kidneykindness. All donations will be matched with the support of our matched funders until the charity reaches its $100k target

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