Help! Woman seeks N20m support for kidney transplant
A 60-year-old woman, Adebisi Odubiro, who hails from Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, has appealed to kind-hearted Nigerians to urgently come to her aid to raise N20m for a kidney transplant.
Odubiro, according to her medical report issued by the Babcock University Teaching Hospital and made available to journalists in Bauchi by her son, David Adenuga, indicated that the patient was being managed for chronic kidney disease and would require a renal transplant.
The medical report dated September 4, 2023, and signed by the Consultant Nephrologist of the Hospital, Dr Oyebisi Oyekunle, that there was a history of nausea and vomiting, facial puffiness, hiccups and anorexia and is also associated with weight loss, reduction in urinary output, and passage of frothy urine.
The Consultant Nephrologist said that Odubiro would require more dialysis sessions and interventions, adding that the definite treatment would be a renal transplant which would require preliminary tests and post-operative investigations.
He said that an overhead cost of about N20m would be required, as well as post-operative medication.
“Above named is a known hypertensive patient, who was referred to our facility on account of vomiting, generalized body weakness, abdominal pain, and difficulty in breathing. There was associated weight loss, reduction in urinary output, and passage of frothy urine. There was also a history of pedal swelling and lack of blood for which she received three pints of blood.
“The definite treatment will be a renal transplant which will require preliminary tests and post-operative investigations. An overhead cost of about 20 million naira would be required, as well as post-operative medication,” Dr Oyekunle said in the medical report.
Meanwhile, in a letter requesting financial assistance on behalf of the Odubiro’s family, David Adenuga, said his mother had been advised by her doctor to go for a kidney transplant, adding that the recent tests that were carried out indicated that her two kidneys were no longer functioning as normal.
He said, “Over the past few months, her health has been deteriorating, and after numerous medical consultations and tests, it has been confirmed that she needs urgent treatment for her kidney condition.
“Unfortunately, due to the complexity of the procedure and the ongoing medical expenses, the financial burden has become overwhelming for us.
“The recommended treatment plan includes a potential kidney transplant, which not only involves the cost of the surgery itself but also the significant expenses associated with pre-operative assessments, post-operative care, medications, and continuous medical follow-ups. These mounting medical costs have strained our financial resources to the point where we are unable to meet them alone.
“This is why we are reaching out to kind-hearted Nigerians with the hope that you can extend a helping hand in our desperate time of need. Your generous financial assistance would not only alleviate the immense financial burden that weighs heavily on our shoulders but also provide us with a glimmer of hope for a healthier future.
“Meanwhile, financial support towards Odubiro’s kidney transplant can be sent to her First bank account number: 3050472812, Oduiro Marian Adebisi, or through her son, David Adenuga who should be contacted via: 09024203369.” Punch