World Kidney day

World Kidney day - 2014

TANKER Foundation 2ndSmt. Lakshmi Venkataraman Endowment Oration

For World Kidney Day TANKER Foundation organized the 2nd Smt. Lakshmi Venkataraman Endowment Oration to raise awareness about Organ and Cadaver Donation. Sri. Kochouseph Chittilappilly, the Chairman of Kochi-based V-Guard Group gave his oration on HEALTH ISSUES IN 21stCENTURY – ORGAN AND CADAVER DONATION" at the Madras Medical Mission, Mogappair, Chennai. It was attended by over 600 people across various sections of society. Sri. Kochouseph Chittilappilly spoke of the donation of his kidney at the age of 60 to a young poor truck driver.He also urged people to carry organ donor cards.


Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease.was conducted for the staff and students of Good Shepherd International School

An Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease was conducted for the staff and students of Good Shepherd International School, Ooty, Nilgiris District on 1st March 2014. Mrs Rajalakshmi Ravi, Head - Awareness and Prevention, TANKER Foundation, made a power-point presentation to a gathering of over 600 people. Dr. Georgi Abraham, Founder Trustee, TANKER Foundation chaired the Question & Answer session. It was conducted with the aim of creating awareness about early detection and the preventive measures to students through the teachers.Educative materials were distributed.


Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease was conducted for staff of The New India Assurance Ltd at Teynampet on 10th March 2014.

On 10th March 2014 an Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease was conducted for the staff of The New India Assurance by Mrs.Rajalakshmi Ravi. It was conducted with the aim of creating awareness about early detection. Educative materials were distributed.


Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease was conducted for Self Help Group for Women of Monfort Community Development Society on 18th March 2014.

Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease was conducted for the Self Help Group for Women of Monfort Community Development Society by Ms. Sangeetha, Awareness Assistant,TANKER Foundation. It was conducted with the aim of creating awareness about early detection. Educative materials were distributed.


Awareness Programme on 13th March 2014.

“Start the day with a glass of water” the slogan for World Kidney Day 2014. Drinking water is good for our kidneys. To reinforce the need for taking adequate water for our system, we distributed 250 ml packed Bisleri drinking water bottles along with “Know Your Kidneys” leaflets at various important junctions of Chennai City. The photo alongside is from Anna Arch , Anna Nagar, Chennai.

College students gathered at Besant Nagar Terminus on 13.03.2014 at 8 A.M. – 9 A.M. holding placards about kidney disease. We distributed 250 ml packed Bisleri drinking water bottles along with “Know Your Kidneys” leaflets to the general public.

We also put an Awareness Stall inside Women’s Lawyer Association- on 13.03.2014 at 10A.M –12Noon. Placards with alerts on kidney disease were displayed. . To reinforce the need for taking adequate water for our system, we distributed 250 ml packed Bisleri drinking water bottles along with “Know Your Kidneys” leaflets at the entrance of Madras High Court and Family Court.

Students of T V S Community College gathered at Thamukkam Ground at Madurai on 13.03.2014 at 8 A.M. – 9 A.M. holding placards with alerts about kidney disease. We distributed 250 ml Bisleri water sachets along with “Know Your Kidneys” leaflets to the general public.


Screening Camp at Ayyanavaram for the members of the Rajasthani Association Chennai on 1st March 2014.

A screening camp was conducted for the members of Rajasthani Association at Ayyanavaram, Chennai. 66 individuals above 30 years of age were screened in the programme. 56% individuals were found to have BMI>25, 30% had BP>120/80, 8% with urine glucose =1+ and 33% had urine protein = 1+.


Screening Camp at a large shopping mall at Velachery, Chennai on 8th March 2014.

A screening camp was conducted for the staff of a shopping mall at Velachery, Chennai. 111 individuals above 30 years of age were screened in the programme. 15% individuals were found to have BMI>25, 28% had BP>120/80, 1% urine with glucose =1+ and 13% had urine protein = 1+.


TANKER Awareness CD screened at Chennai Central Railway Station on 13th March 2014.

A short footage covering the causes for and prevention of kidney disease, featuring popular Tamil film actor and our Goodwill Ambassador Mr Suriya was screened at Chennai Central Railway Station in Southern India. Outreach was for over 2,00,000 people, comprising of travelling public and visitors from various walks of life.


President of ISN visit to TANKER Foundation, Chennai.

Just prior to World Kidney Day Prof. Remuzzi Giuseppe, President, of ISN visited the Rekha Memorial TANKER Foundation Subsidized Dialysis Unit and held discussions with trustees of TANKER Foundation. The discussions included our activities planned for World Kidney Day. He also visited our screening camp. During his speech he expressed the need for early detection of kidney disease so that the long term sufferings can be reduced to a great extent. 10,000 sms Alert on Kidney Disease by TANKER was inaugurated by Prof. Remuzzi Giuseppe.


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