A sickle cell anaemia patient, Chinenye Akanmu, aged 40, has been diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure and needs the help of Nigerians to raise funds for her transplant.
Akanmu who is currently in admission at the Zenith Medical and Kidney Centre in Abuja needs N8 million for the process.
According to Catherine Adebiaye who is a family member, Akanmu’s case worsened during her pregnancy in 2014 when the doctor discovered she could not produce red cells independently.
She said, “We have exhausted all our resources in providing care and dialysis for her. The hospital said the ultimate treatment for her is a kidney transplant, which will cost N8 million.
But currently, all funds have been exhausted on the weekly dialysis and in between crises, which she has been battling.
“It all started during her pregnancy in 2014 with fever and anaemia (low blood). We thought it was one of those her crisis periods only for it to persist after delivery. After a series of tests, she was placed on erythropoietin injection weekly”.
Donations can be sent to First Bank: 3087242877, Akanmu Chinenye.