MKF Annual Day — March-2016.

The Mumbai Kidney Foundation Annual Day was held on Sunday, 20th March 2016 at the Aspee Auditorium, Malad from 9 am to 2 pm followed by Lunch.
The MKF Annual day, done every year for the last 7 years is a celebration of the inner strength and resilience of our patients.
It was a cultural extravaganza with performances by dialysis and transplant patients. It was heartening to see the enthusiasm and joie de vivre of these patients. Our patients practiced for 3 months prior to the annual day balancing their dialysis schedules, jobs and family responsibilities. The patients are not professional dancers or singers but the programme was a mix of songs, dance, skits, fashion show, mimicry with full on masti, josh, fun and dhamaal!! It was well appreciated and served as a source of inspiration to the 500 plus patients and relatives in the audience. All our patients attended in large numbers with their near and dear ones and we had a packed auditorium!
We salute the spirit and determination of our dialysis and transplant patients to live happily against all odds. Their courage in the face of illness is a lesson for everyone on how to overcome any burden in life and stay happy.

Education on Organ Donation — December-2016

One more small step was taken by MKF to educate and give knowledge on Organ Donation & Kidney Transplant.
On 21 December 2016 MKF along with Mohan Foundation conducted an educational program “Organ Donation Awareness Program “.
The various topics covered were: which organs can be donated; who can be organ donors; what is brain death; difference between brain death & coma; what is the importance of a donor card and how can you obtain one.
We hope to hold more such educational programso as to spread awareness and promote organ donation.

Kidney disease detection camp — Sep ’16.

A  small step taken by MKF towards the prevention of CKD .
1.) MKF had organized a Free Kidney & Liver Disease Detection Camp on Sunday 25 September 2016.
2.) This was to make people aware of the possibility of developing Kidney & liver Disease in high risk population.
3.) Blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar checking, serum creatinine & Urine test was done for diagnosing early kidney disease also SGPT , HbSAg & HCV test was done to diagnose liver disease.
4.) Gastroenterologist, Nephrologists along with Dietitian were available for Consultation.
5.) Last but not the least people were made aware about the organ donation by our dedicated Volunteers.
6.) 209 patients took the benefit of this free testing once the result were announced the abnormal test were given free consultation as per appointment.
7.) The Camp was followed by Tea & snacks.