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Dialysis :

Mr. M. Gandhirajan, aged 49 years resides in Madurai. His wife Mrs. Shanthi is a homemaker. He has a son and daughter who are studying. He works in a Government Co-operative Store on a contract basis and earns Rs. 3,500/- per month. He is the only earning member of the family.

Mr. Gandhirajan was affected with renal failure 6 years ago due to hypertension. His relative suggested him for homeopathy treatment. He was under homeopathy treatment for 3 years but there was no improvement in his health.His health further deteriorated and was admitted in ICU in a private hospital at Madurai. He did his Fistula surgery and thereafter continued his dialysis at the same hospital. He has done three fistula surgeries in different locations on his wrist and forearm due to aneurysm. An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel.

Initially he could mange his dialysis cost from his own earning. The cost per dialysis in private hospitals ranges from Rs. 1,000/- to Rs. 2,500/- plus consumables. Later on, could not afford his dialysis expenses. He was referred to TANKER through one of our patient of our Madurai unit. He joined our Madurai unit on 12th November 2009. He does not have a related donor. He canneither register for a Cadaver Transplant in Government hospitals in Madurai nor he can afford to register in a private hospital as the transplant costs are between Rs. 5,00,000 to Rs.7,00,000. He is thankful to TANKER donors for helping him for his dialysis costs.


Mrs. Susane, aged 54 years resides in Chennai. She is a home maker. Her husband is working as a security guard and earns Rs. 8,000/- per month. She has two daughters and a son. In November 2016, she had a symptom of breathing difficulty and after investigation the report indicated that she had renal failure. She was advised for dialysis. She has approached us for financial assistance for her Fistula Surgery at a private hospital in Chennai. It will costs Rs. 6,000/-. As she was not able to meet her surgery expenses. TANKER Foundation funded her for her fistula surgery expenses. She is extremely thankful to TANKER donors.


Mrs. B. Nalini, aged 67 years, resides in Chennai and is a home maker. She has studied upto IX-Std. Her husband Mr. Balan, aged 72 years was a Cashier in a tea shop earning around Rs. 3,500/- per month, but right now he is unemployed. She has three daughters and a son who support her for her dialysis to a certain extent. They live in a rented house.

As a child she suffered with Typhoid, Chicken Pox and Malaria. This could be one of the reasons of her kidney failure, as high strength antibiotic medicines / pain killers were taken for these dreaded diseases. (“Taking over-the-counter painkillers and antibiotics without doctor’s advice could lead to kidney failure”). She was diagnosed with renal failure and was first taking dialysis in a private Hospital. As the cost per dialysis in a Private Hospitals ranges from Rs.1000/- to Rs.2500/- plus consumables she was not able to afford her dialysis expenses.

She heard about TANKER’s Subsidized Dialysis Unit through other patients and joined us on 05th April 2002. She cannot register for Cadaver Transplant due to her age.. She is thankful to TANKER donors for helping her for her dialysis costs.


Mr. S. Parthasarathy, aged 27 years, resides in Chennai. He is working in a sweet stall and earns Rs. 2,500/- per month. His father is no more and mother is a home maker. His sister is working as a domestic helpand earns Rs. 2,500/- per month.

In November 2007, he was affected with renal failure due to hypertension and was on dialysis in a Government hospital. (Note: If related donors are not available for transplantation, the Government will not support patients for their dialysis). He was shifted in to a private hospital.

Mr. Parthasarathy initially did his dialysis at a private hospital in Chennai. As the cost per dialysis in private hospitals ranges from Rs. 1,000/- to Rs. 2,500/- plus consumables, he was not able to afford his dialysis expenses. He was referred to TANKER Foundation and he joined our uk dialysis unit on 6th February 2010. His health has improved greatly after taking regular dialysis. He has registered and is waiting for a Cadaver Transplant at a Government Hospital. He is thankful to TANKER donors for helping him for his dialysis costs.


Mr. Magudeeswaran aged 51 years resides at Tirupur. He is unable to work because of his illness. His wife is a private school teacher and earns Rs. 7,000/- per month. They have two school going daughters. He was diagnosed with renal failure due to hypertension. Initially he looked after his dialysis cost from his wife’s support. The cost per dialysis in private hospitals ranges from Rs. 1,000/- to Rs. 2,500/- plus consumables. Later on, he could not afford his dialysis expenses. He knew TANKER Foundation through our patient and joined our Coimbatore Subsidized Dialysis unit on 23rd December 2013.

He does not have a donor. He cannot register for a Cadaver Transplant as there are no facilities to register for cadaver transplant in Government hospitals in Coimbatore. He cannot register in a private hospital as the transplant costs are between Rs. 5,00,000 to7,00,000. His health has improved greatly after taking regular dialysis in TANKER. He is thankful to TANKER donors for helping him for his dialysis costs.


Miss. Daphne is 19 years with A+ve blood group. She has completed her 9th standard and could not continue her studies due to her health. Her father is a house painter and earns Rs 2,000/- per month and could not meet their daily needs. Her sister is working in a private concern and earns Rs. 5,000/-. She was treated for Nephrotic Syndrome at the age of 3 1/2 years. Her major symptom was breathlessness. Initially she has been treated in a private hospital.

Initially her father and sister supported her dialysis expenses. The cost per dialysis in private hospitals ranges from Rs. 1,000/- to Rs. 2,500/- plus consumables. Later on, they could not afford the dialysis expenses. She was referred to TANKER Foundation through her doctor and joined our Kilpauk Subsidized Dialysis Unit on 08th September 2011. She has registered herself in Government hospital and waiting for her turn for transplantation. She is thankful to TANKER donors for helping her for her dialysis expenses.


Fistula Beneficiaries:

Mr. Venkatesan aged 57 years resides in Chennai. He is an auto driver and earns Rs. 4,000/- per month. His wife is a home maker. He has a married daughter and son. Mr. Venkatesan is a known diabetic for the past ten years. In 2013 he had symptoms of swollen of legs and giddiness. He consulted a doctor in a private hospital and after investigations the report showed that he had chronic renal failure and was advised for dialysis. As he was not able to afford the dialysis expenses, he was referred to TANKER Foundation and joined us on 17th August 2013. His health has improved greatly after taking regular dialysis.

Unfortunately his fistula failed in May 2015. As he was not able to meet his fistula surgery expense, he approached us for financial assistance. TANKER Foundation helped him for the surgery costs. He is extremely thankful to TANKER donors for supporting him.


Mr. ZaheerHussain aged 52 years resides in Chennai. He is unable to work because of his illness. His wife is a home maker. He has a married daughter and a school going son.In 2014 he had symptoms of swollen legs and giddiness. He consulted a doctor in a private hospital and after investigations the report showed that he had chronic renal failure.

A fistula needs to be done for a patient to have dialysis. This is where a vein and an artery are joined at the wrist to give proper access for dialysis. As he was unable to meet his surgery expenses, he approached us for financial assistance for his Fiatula Surgery. TANKER Foundation helped him for the surgery costs. He is extremely thankful to TANKER donors for helping him for his fistula surgery.


Investigation Beneficiaries:

Ms. M. Nancy Vimal aged 21 years resides in Thiruvallur. Her father is an auto driver and earns Rs. 5,000/- per month. Her mother is a home maker. She has a younger sister.

In 2008 she had continuous fever and vomiting and was diagnosed with kidney failure and advised for her transplant. She underwent transplant on 26.10.2010 in KMC hospital, Chennai. Her mother was the donor. In December 2014 she was advised to undergo some investigations. As she was not able to meet the investigation expenses, she was referred to TANKER for financial assistance. TANKER Foundation supported her for the investigation costs. She is extremely thankful to TANKER donors for helping her.


Mr. Francis aged 28 years resides in Chennai. He is working as a helper in an automobile workshop and earns Rs. 5,000/- per month. His mother is a home maker. He has a married sister.

In 2007 he was treated for the problem of severe vomiting and giddiness. After investigations the report showed he had renal failure. He underwent transplant on 12th April 2011 in Govt. Kilapuk Medical College Hospital. His sister was the donor. In April 2015, he was advised to undergo some investigations. As he was not able to meet his investigation expenses, he was referred to TANKER for financial assistance. TANKER Foundation helped him for the investigation costs. He is extremely thankful to TANKER donors for supporting him.


Transplantation Beneficiaries :

Ms. Kanchana, aged 18 years resides in Chennai. Her father is a coolie and earns Rs. 6,000/- per month. Her mother is a domestic worker and earns Rs. 2,500/- per month. In 2008 she had a problem of stomach pain and was on treatment at Kilpauk Medical College Hospital at Chennai. The doctor advised her to take some tests. After investigation the report showed a high level of creatinine. She was diagnosed as suffering from CKD.

She underwent transplant on 16thFebruary 2012 at the same hospital. Her mother was the donor. As she was not able to meet her transplant surgical materials expense, she approached us for financial assistance. TANKER Foundation helped her by providing the materials. She is extremely thankful to TANKER donors for helping her for her transplantation.


Ms. Priscilla, aged 24 years resides in Chennai. She is unable to work because of her illness. Her father is a pastor and earns Rs. 6,000/- per month. Her mother is a homemaker. She has a brother. In 2014 she had symptoms of severe vomiting and oedema in legs. After investigation the report showed she had renal failure and was advised for transplant. She underwent transplant on 11th June 2015 in Stanley Hospital, Chennai. Her mother was the donor (Age 43).As she was not able to meet her transplant surgical materials expenses, she approached us for financial assistance. TANKER Foundation helped her by providing the materials. She is extremely thankful to TANKER donors for helping her for her transplantation.


Medication Beneficiaries :

Brief description about the patient :

Ms. Suganya aged 20 years resides in Salem. She discontinued her studies due to her illness. Her father is a helper ina garment shop and earns Rs. 8,000/- per month. Her mother is a home maker. In 2010 she experienced severe bleeding during every menstrual cycle and on consulting a doctor, she was diagnosed with renal failure. She underwent transplant at a private hospital in Salem on 20th October 2011. Her cousin was the donor. All transplant patients are required to take anti-rejection medication for the rest of their lives. The monthly expenses for her medicine is nearly Rs.10,000/-. As she could not afford to meet her medical expenses, she approached us for financial assistance. TANKER gave her Rs. 5,000/- for her medication. She is thankful to TANKER donors for helping her for her medical expenses.


Mr. Sreejith aged 26 years resides in Coimbatore. He is unable to work because of his illness. His mother is a home maker. His father is an aged person and donated his kidney. He gets support from his married elder brother. In 2014 he had symptoms of fever and tiredness. He consulted a doctor in a private hospital. After investigation the report showed he had renal failure and was advised for transplant. He underwent transplant on 11th December 2014 at a private hospital.All transplant patients are required to take anti-rejection medication for the rest of their lives. The monthly expenses for his medicine is nearly Rs.10,000/-. As he could not afford to meet his medical expenses, he approached us for financial assistance. TANKER gave him Rs. 5,000/- for his medication. He is thankful to TANKER donors for helping him for his medical expenses.


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