Before we move on to our main topic, Crowdfunding India for kidney disease, let me provide a simple explanation of what kidney disease really is. Kidneys stream toxins out of our blood and are responsible for the process of urination. When our kidneys start malfunctioning, there is a build up of these toxins which should have been thrown out of the body otherwise. But, due to the malfunctioning kidney(s) they stay within the body and cause various kinds of painful symptoms. Chronic kidney disease is one of the most major causes of death worldwide. In India, Kidney failure is the eighth leading cause of death.
The most common underlying cause of kidney disease and by extension kidney failure is diabetes. As India has the largest population living with diabetes in the world, Indians are quite prone to kidney failure. Symptoms of kidney failure may be weakness, shortness of breath, lethargy and swelling of the feet and legs and abdomen. The kidneys filter out potassium from the body. When kidney disease occurs, excess build up of potassium may cause abnormal heart rhythms which might lead to sudden death.
Treating kidney disease is not easy. Nor is diagnosing it. Diagnosis may require blood tests, urine tests, imaging tests like ultrasounds and biopsy (in which you have to remove a sample of kidney tissue for testing). The diagnosis itself can be expensive and treatment can only begin after proper diagnosis. In the meantime, the disease may accelerate and make damaging inroads into the body. Treatment for kidney disease can get superbly expensive. The most common ways of treating kidney failure is through dialysis and through kidney transplant. The cost of a kidney transplant in a government hospital is 50,000 rupees. In a private hospital, it is anywhere between 5 and 10 lakh rupees, plus costs of postoperative care. When donors cannot be found, patients often have to find a way to buy kidneys although it is illegal. This itself costs 1-2 lakh rupees (there is flourishing illegal trade around buying and selling of kidneys).
People affected with kidney diseases might find that they have to rely heavily on loans or exhaust their savings for their treatment. However, we have an innovative way of funding treatment. Crowdfunding India is becoming more and more popular by the day. Crowdfunding is a process where people contribute money through the internet to the affected person and collectively try and raise the amount of money required for a specific cause. Impact Guru is India’s largest crowdfunding platform.
In order to use Impact Guru’s services, you have to start a fundraiser on their page. It is easy to do and is completely an online activity. Your fundraiser should focus on the details of the treatment and the financial difficulties faced by the person. As soon as you set up your fundraiser, our campaign manager will get in touch with you. With our help, you will be sharing the fundraiser on social media and it will make its way through the web of information on the internet to the right donors who will contribute to the fundraiser and help you inch closer to your goal.
Crowdfunding India is a completely viable, fully legal way of raising money on which you do not have to pay any returns. It has saved hundreds of lives. Point is, you should not feel helpless about your medical costs. We are here to help you.