SERVICES

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Jeevadhara Foundation

Jeevadhara Foundation was founded to aid renal care and assist dialysis for the economically less privileged, with the help of philanthropic institutions and individuals. The foundation has initiated Jeevadhara in 2012, which is a community based renal care and dialysis assistance program.

Services We Provide

Let’s serve humanity

We provide the following services
• Free dialysis
• Promoting organ donation
• Pre-detection and screening tests
• Awareness programme

Pre Detection

Pre-detection of kidney diseases can begin with simple steps like estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR), measuring the levels of protein in urine, checking blood pressure etc. This is very important, as early detection can be very significant when it comes to treatability of these ailments.

Kidney ailments are progressive, and the damage once done cannot be undone. Pre-detection helps discovering the signs and prevents the kidneys from suffering more damage, as kidney treatments have a high rate of effectiveness when treated early. Join our cause in spreading awareness about pre-detection, and help us save lives in our journey.

Free Dialysis

Dialysis is an expensive procedure that can be cumbersome to the common man. Dialysis artificially filters out excess waste from blood when kidneys fail, and has to be done throughout the life of a kidney patient or until a kidney transplant. This means that for those suffering from kidney failures, dialysis is mostly the only way to prolong their life. When such an urgent and crucial procedure becomes unbearably expensive, valuable lives are lost. Jeevadhara has been striving to provide free dialysis to patients to prolong their lives as long as we can, and we have been able to assist a large number of patients and families till date. However, we still have a long way to go and a lot more people to help back to life. This would be possible only with the kindness and compassion of fellow human beings. Let us donate a part of our surplus resources and help bring our own ailing brothers back to life.

“It was in 2012 that we initiated the Jeevadhara Renal Care & Dialysis assistance program to provide free dialysis for lifetime to the poor,” says Saju Chacko Menacheril, Chairman of Jeevadhara Foundation. “Expensive affair and costs thousands of rupees per dialysis and the poor has to bear the brunt,” he says. Saju Chacko Menacheril adds that through their initiative, cost of dialysis could be brought down to a great extent in private hospitals. Today, we have been blessed to complete over 23000 free dialysis to the needy and provide 8 dialysis machines to different hospitals. Currently, the foundation has special arrangements with 23 hospitals in Ernakulam, Idukki and Thrissur District, and we seek to extend our services to the whole of Kerala.

The mission we undertake requires boundless financial commitment, And it is with funds from kind individuals and institutions that we sustain.

Organ Donation

Organ donation is a widely misunderstood concept and remains to be controversial pertaining to religious and moral reasons for some. However, in reality, organ donation is the most wonderful deed a human being could do for his fellow human, battling for life. Organ donation comes at no physical cost to the individual donating his organs, and might bring back to life another person who otherwise would have perished. Today, even when technological advancements have made it possible to prolong and save lives through organ transplantations, there is a huge shortage of available organs. It is important to educate the public about this unfortunate plight and to encourage them to save lives that can be saved.

By becoming an organ donor, people engage in improving someone else’s life at no cost. Although the question of religious or moral cost comes into effect, virtually there is no physical cost of becoming an organ donor. Organ donation should be seen as the "gift of life" but there are not enough logical explanations to explain this phrase

Whether people are donors, non-donors or recipients, all the public should be aware that organ donation is for the common welfare. Organ Donation-Why People Become Donors The main reason an individual becomes an organ donor is to give someone the "gift of life." By giving someone this privilege a person feels they are adding to another person’s life. In circumstances of donating a deceased one’s organ the family has to give the consent.

Awareness programme

We do everything within our capacity to spread awareness about renal health. We create awareness about preventive behaviours, risk factors, and on how to live with a kidney disease, to help people understand renal health. Our programmes raise awareness about the importance of kidneys to our overall health, and seek to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney diseases.

Our Objectives

  • Raise awareness about our “amazing kidneys”
  • Highlight that diabetes and high blood pressure are key risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
  • Encourage systematic screening of all patients with diabetes and hypertension for CKD.
  • To provide mobile laboratory facilities to help raise awareness.
  • Stress the important role of local and national health authorities in controlling the CKD epidemic.
  • Encourage Transplantation as a best-outcome option for kidney failure, and the act of organ donation as a life-saving initiative.
  • To encourage all governments to take action and invest in further kidney screening.

Work along with Government

We work hand in hand with the Government in bringing renal care within the reach of the poor and needy.

THE LAW AND RULES GOVERNING ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION IN INDIA

The main provisions of the Act, as notified in the Official Gazette by the Government of India, includes the following:

  • Living donation - This explains who can donate organs without any legal formalities. The relatives who are allowed to donate include mother, father, brothers, sisters, son, daughter, and spouse. Recently, in the new Gazette grandparents have been included in the list of first relatives. The first relatives are required to provide proof of their relationship by genetic testing and/or by legal documents. In the event of there being no first relatives, the recipient and donor are required to seek special permission from the government appointed authorization committee and to appear for an interview in front of the committee to prove that the motive of the donation is altruism and is based on the affection towards the recipient.
  • Brain-death and its declaration - brain death is defined by the following criteria: two certifications are required 6 hours apart from doctors, and two of these have to be doctors nominated by the appropriate authority of the government, with one of the two being an expert in the field of neurology.
  • Regulation of transplant activities by forming an Authorization Committee (AC) and Appropriate Authority (AA.) in each State or Union Territory.

ALARMING TREND
2,00,000 Kidney patients in kerala
25% to 50% patients are added in every 1 year
CAUSES
Diabetes, hypertension, self- medication, life style, food habits, genetic factors, etc.
TREATMENT
Incurable.
To sustain life, dialysis or kidney transplantation is required.
AFFORDABILITY
Average expense is about 25,000-30,000 per month.