United Hospital organizes patient forum with kidney patients on the occasion of World Kidney Day

Mar 11, 2021 | News

On the occasion of World Kidney Day on 11th March, the United Hospital Renal Care Center organized a patient forum with kidney patients entitled ‘Staying Well with Kidney Disease’.

The event was attended by kidney patients and other members of their families, who shared the story of their well-maintained lifestyle. About 40,000 people are infected with kidney disease in the country every year. Kidney disease is a silent killer and people over the age of forty are at higher risk of kidney disease.

Umme Salma, a kidney transplant patient, shared the role of her mother in the fight against kidney disease. “My mother is a hero,” she said. My mother saved my life with her kidney. Doctors were supportive and gave her the courage to have a kidney transplant. For those who are afraid to donate, she recommended consulting a doctor. Salma said, “I am fortunate that my transplant was done in the country just before the transplant stopped. There are many for whom it is very expensive to go abroad for transplant. So the kidney transplantation should start again in the country.”