Being told the devastating news you have a chronic illness is hard to take at any point in your life, however imagine being told it whilst you are young. Imagine being told you have Chronic kidney failure. Needing kidney dialysis and a transplant as a teenager leads to depression, social isolation and difficulty completing education or gaining employment. The Oxford Young Adult Kidney Clinic (OYAC) supports teenagers and young adults on dialysis and with kidney transplants. The clinic supports young people through diagnosis, treatment, transplantation and recovery. Through community clinics, social events and 1 to 1 support the Oxford YAC helps young people deal with their kidney disease and get on with their lives. We are solely reliant on generous donations to provide this crucial service.
The clinic has been working together with doctors and young adult patients in Cape Town for the last 2 years to help establish and run a young adult clinic for patients in the Cape Town area with kidney failure. This will really help these teenagers cope with dialysis and transplantation, many of whom live in difficult impoverished circumstances in Townships.
Your kind donation will help continue to support teenagers and young adults with chronic kidney failure through the Oxford YAC. Please help change the lives of these young people and provide them with a bright future.
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