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India Renal Foundation (IRF) works for rehabilitation of kidney patients. The Rehabilitation activities for kidney patients are being run under the programme called ‘Prerana’ since October 2002. The motive behind running this programme is to improve their emotional stability and quality of life.

IRF educates patients and their family members on a variety of important healthcare topics and many issues kidney patients face such as diet/nutrition, mental/emotional stability, and renal replacement treatment options etc. Besides that IRF gives them a platform where they meet each other and share their feelings.

This programme is being done across Gujarat at all chapters for kidney patients.

On the 13th Anniversary of this programme, foundation received inspiring feedback from many of our patients. We are glad to share some of them here...

Shri Haresh Dhamecha

I have been on haemodialysis for last 12 years and associated with the India Renal Foundation since the inception of Rajkot chapter. I work part-time and do some other activities to keep myself busy. Programmes done by IRF under ‘Prerana’ are really helping us live a better life. I also get financial assistance for my treatment from IRF . I am grateful to India Renal Foundation for their encouragement and continued support.

Shri Prakash Lakhotiya

I was put on dialysis in January 2009 and that changed our lifestyle considerably. Emotional and financial support given by India Renal Foundation to kidney patients is truly noteworthy. I have been getting support under ‘Save a Life ‘ programme and also enjoy programmes done under ‘’Prerana’ by IRF. I thank team IRF for their contribution in making our lives better.

Ms. Khyati Rajani

At the age of 18, I suddenly came to know that my kidney function is not normal and I would require dialysis. I was on dialysis two times weekly. A gift of Cadaver Kidney changed my life but for a very short time. I lost the transplanted kidney and had to go back on dialysis. I was very down emotionally. During that period I received another kidney transplant but I was in need of financial support.

India Renal Foundation is helping for last more than 2 years. I appreciate efforts they put in to make our lives better. I wish them good luck.