Transplant Links

TLC Ghana

Create a transplant programme for the people of Ghana to give those with kidney failure a chance of a normal life again.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 January 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119923)

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    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices

    Helping

Location

  • Thank you for coming to save our lives. Thanks to you we can have a normal life again

    — Patricia, who gave one of her kidneys to husband Patrick

  • Thank you for coming to save our lives. Thanks to you we can have a normal life again

    — Patricia, who gave one of her kidneys to husband Patrick

Situation

People with kidney failure in Ghana have very little chance of survival. The outlook is worse than having HIV/Aids. Some kidney dialysis machines are available but at $100/session, 3 times a week, are out of financial reach of most. A transplant is the only real chance of a normal life. TLC performs surgeries and teaches the skills to doctors for a sustainable programme in the future. The kidney donor is a healthy member of the family who is given the chance to save the life of their loved one

Solution

Teaching transplant skills to local doctors, and performing surgeries save lives directly, and ensures many more will be saved in the future. For each transplant a kidney is donated by a healthy relative of the person with kidney failure. We all only need one kidney - so they return to a normal life having saved the life of their loved one. Helping a parent to save the life of their child is the best gift anyone could give, and was the driving vision for the creation of TLC.