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The medical team from Birmingham UK will support healthcare development in Jamaica by sharing skills to carry out kidney transplants, where one member of a family gives a kidney to their relative with kidney failure. The project will result in a sustainable kidney transplant programme for Jamaica.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119923)

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Location

  • Now we can look forward to a life without kidney dialysis

    — Debbi Ann (Gave a kidney to her husband Wayne)

  • Now we can look forward to a life without kidney dialysis

    — Debbi Ann (Gave a kidney to her husband Wayne)

Situation

Lack of specialist medical skills in developing countries where an increasing number of people have kidney failure but not the right treatment for it. Kidney transplants save lives and avoid expensive treatments like kidney dialysis. Countries like Jamaica have the infrastructure and willing doctors, but not the skills. A medical team from Birmingham UK have pledged their own time to travel to Jamaica to rectify this.

Solution

The volunteer doctors and nurses from Birmingham UK will travel to Jamaica to work with the local medical team, and teach them the surgical and other skills to perform kidney transplants. This will eventually mean a sustainable renal transplant programme serving the people of Jamaica. During the project the team from the UK will perform transplants, where one healthy member of a family donates one of their kidneys to their relative with kidney failure, giving them the chance of a normal life.