NLA donates to K’Bu Kidney Foundation

NLA PixThe National Lottery Authority (NLA), has donated GH¢ 10,000 to the Korle Bu Kidney Foundation in Accra.

The gesture is aimed at supporting one of its patients, Nicholas Ofosuhene, who has been scheduled for a kidney transplant.

Special Project Manager at NLA, Mr. Fiifi Amissah, said the donation formed part of the outfit’s corporate social responsibilities.

He said the NLA over the years had been supporting the hospital and other units and had recognised the severity of Mr. Ofosuhene’s situation.

“This is an emergency and our urgent support would help the patient begin his treatment as a donor is already available for the process,” he said

Management and Staff of NLA, he said wished him a successful operation and asked the hospital to continue with the good work.

The 27-year-old Ofosuhene has been battling with kidney problem for the past three years and needs GH¢60,000 for a transplant.

According to him, GH¢ 30,000 had already been donated to him and the additional GH¢10, 000 from the NLA was a guarantee that the treatment would begin.

He also asked the public and other corporate entities to support him with the additional GH¢ 20,000 to complete the transplant.

A nephrologist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Vincent Boima, also appealed to the public for support adding that, many were suffering from kidney related problems but could not afford the cost of treatment.

As a result he said, many young people between the ages of 20 and 50 had lost their lives- a development which is very dangerous to the economic growth of the country as such people represent the workforce of the country.

By Times Reporter

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