World Kidney day

World Kidney day - 2015

3rd Smt. Lakshmi Venkataraman Endowment Oration

On 10th March 2015 TANKER Foundation organized the 3rd Smt. Lakshmi Venkataraman Endowment Oration to raise awareness about Organ and Cadaver Donation as a part of World Kidney Day. Fr. Paul Vattakuzhy, the Managing Director of Paulo Foundations – Kidney Patient’s Welfare Association was the speaker of the day on ORGAN DONATION – The Gift of Life". at the Madras Medical Mission Hospital, Mogappair, Chennai. He was diagnosed to have chronic kidney disease and underwent transplantation 30 years ago. He is on regular follow-up and is doing daily activities and Pastoral Work as a Catholic Priest in his Parish. He renders his valuable service as Managing Trustee of Paulo Foundation Trust for the welfare of Kidney patients & their Dialysis.


Teaching and non teaching staff and students of Islamiah Women’s College on 1st March 2015

Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease was conducted for the staff and students of Islamiah Women’s College, Vaniyampadi, Vellore District. Mrs. Rajalakshmi Ravi, Head - Awareness and Prevention, TANKER Foundation, made a power-point presentation to a gathering of over 1800 people . Dr. Varsha, Dietitian, Madras Medical Mission joined the Question & Answer session. It was conducted with the aim of creating awareness about early detection and the preventive measures through students and teachers. Educative materials were distributed.


Self help Group for Women of SUEB - NGO at Puzhidivakkam, Chennai on 4th March 2015.

Puzhidivakkam, Chennai on 4th March 2015. Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease was conducted for the Self help Group members of SUEB - NGO by Mrs. Devi Pandian. It was conducted with the aim of creating awareness about early detection and prevention of kidney disease.. Educative materials were distributed.


Staff of Prag itech Pvt. Ltd on 7th March 2015

Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease was conducted for staff of Prag itech Pvt. Ltd by Mrs. Rajalakshmi Ravi, Head - Awareness and Prevention / Mrs. Banumathy TANKER Foundation. It was conducted with the aim of creating awareness about early detection and prevention of kidney disease. . Educative materials were distributed at the Awareness Stall.


Members of Krishna Apartments, Nolambur on 8th March 2015

Nolambur on 8th March 2015 Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease was conducted for members of Krishna Apartments by Mrs. Rajalakshmi Ravi, Head - Awareness and Prevention TANKER Foundation. It was conducted with the aim of creating awareness about early detection and prevention of kidney disease.. Educative materials were distributed.


Kidney Chat – Nilgiris Super Market, Nolambur, Chennai on 8th March 2015

Kidney Chat was conducted for general public by Mrs. Rajalakshmi Ravi, Head - Awareness and Prevention TANKER Foundation and were distributed educative materials.


Kidney Chat - Local Sub Urban train from Central to Gummidipoondi on 11th March 2015

Kidney Chat was conducted for general public by Mrs. Rajalakshmi Ravi, Head - Awareness and Prevention TANKER Foundation. It was conducted with the aim of creating awareness about early detection. Educative materials and water bottles were distributed.


Awareness programme on 12th March 2015

We distributed 250 ml packed drinking water sachets along with “Know Your Kidneys”leaflets to the general public at Madurai.

“DRINK A GLASS OF WATER AND GIVE ONE TOO” - is the slogan for this year’s World Kidney Day. Drinking water is good for our kidneys. To reinforce the need for taking adequate water for our system, we distributed 500 ml packed drinking water bottles along with “Know Your Kidneys” leaflets at various important junctions of Chennai – stretching from Besant Nagar Beach, Jeeva Park – T. Nagar and Ambattur Industrial Estate. Also covered were bus terminals of Paadi, Villivakkam, Ayanavaram, Broadway and Mint. The Railway stations covered were Perambur, Vyasarpadi and Chennai Central Railway station

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

The TV network channel “News 7” organized live programme on World Kidney Day – Panel Discussion – Dr. Balasubramaniam, Nephrologist- GH, Mrs.Sumana from MOHAN Foundation, Mrs. Rajalakshmi Ravi - TANKER Foundation and Mr. Avinash Transplant patient participated. Chennai live 104.8 FM interviewed by Mrs. Rajalakshmi Ravi on World Kidney Day to air the importance of Prevention of Kidney Disease.

Franklin Templeton, Kandanchavadi on 13th March 2015.

102 people were screened for Blood Pressure. Distributed educative materials - The Leaflets contains information about kidneys – its physiology, functions and reasons for failure, symptoms and management of the disease and Question and Answer session was organised.


Self help Group for Women of Swarnambal Trust - NGO at MMDA, Chennai on 18th March 2015.

Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease was conducted for the Self help Group members of Swarnambal Trust - NGO by Mrs. Devi Pandian. It was conducted with the aim of creating awareness about early detection and prevention of kidney disease.. Educative materials were distributed.


Self help Group for Women of Asha Nivas - NGO at R. A. Puram, Chennai on 18th March 2015.

Awareness programme on prevention of kidney disease was conducted for the Self help Group members of Asha Nivas - NGO by Mrs. Devi Pandian. It was conducted with the aim of creating awareness about early detection and prevention of kidney disease.. Educative materials were distributed.


Sathome Church, Chennai for general Public on 8th March 2015

A screening camp was conducted general Public at Santhome, Chennai. 126 individuals were screened in the programme. On analysis 26% individuals were found to have BMI>25, 31% had BP>120/80, 6%with urine glucose=1+ and 6% had urine protein = 1+.


Orthodox Church, Broadway, Chennai for general Public on 22nd March 2015

A screening camp was conducted for the members of Orthodox Church at Broadway, Chennai. 90 individuals above 30 years of age were screened in the programme. 52% individuals were found to have BMI>25, 29% had BP>120/80, 41% urine with glucose=1+ , 12% had urine protein = 1+, 33% had =Sr. Creatinine 1.2 and 30% underwent USG.


You can also help TANKER fulfil its mission