Our Transplant House service means people like Dean don’t have to recover from lifesaving surgery alone.
Many people waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant live hundreds of kilometres away from the nearest major transplant hospital. People like Dean, who desperately needed a new kidney to survive, but lived over 400km—or a 5 hour drive—from the hospital he needed to visit in Perth.
For families who can’t afford city accommodation, travelling there would mean they’d have nowhere to stay. It takes 6-8 weeks of recovery time after a transplant and, during this time, patients must be closely monitored with several hospital appointments a day.
For Dean to be separated from his family during a major procedure like a kidney transplant, it would have made the whole process even more traumatic for everyone. That’s why we need your help to run our three Kidney Transplant Houses in major cities. Your support means we can offer people like Dean and his family, who live in rural and remote areas, the accommodation they need to recover after transplant surgery – free of charge.
Will you help us keep families together and put a roof over their heads while their loved one recovers from transplant surgery?