Kidney Support Group
Life for a patient with a kidney problem is anything but ordinary. Apart from the many restrictions the patient must endure, fear is also a constant companion. In cases where a transplant is recommended, the risks, fears and bureaucratic tangles increase. For the government requires that a person needing a kidney transplant can only get a donor kidney from immediate blood relatives. This not only compounds the problem of obtaining donors, it also sets up a tangled web of middlemen and unchecked organ trafficking – A system which stands to make dollops of rupees! Which is why a support group system becomes necessary. Most doctors will only provide information and routine treatment. Especially in our country, a holistic approach to medicine is sorely lacking in big hospitals. The constraints of time also tend to put constraints on the empathy a doctor or specialist can provide.
If you wished to undergo a kidney transplant, wouldn’t you wish you knew somebody who underwent a similar operation? Meet someone who could give you a second opinion, perhaps even first hand information on the ordeal, also know about how to cut through the red tape with your sanity intact? Speak to family members who have coped with their trauma? Sometimes there are things a doctor doesn’t feel fit or necessary to tell you. Sometimes, you stumble upon information very late. It is essential therefore, that a support group be formed wherein members can exchange information and experiences to help promote confidence and awareness.
aarogya.com invites you to become a member of the kidney transplant support group. Essentially become a part of the community which is instrumental in helping others cope with the problem and even provide moral support to the entire family.