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.