My hubby was diagnosed with end stage kidney failure and is currently on dialysis 3x per week. He has been boarded and no longer works due to the treatment he requires. We are currently awaiting a donor but anybody that comes forward, needs to undergo some work-up tests to ensure that they are a compatible donor.
The cost of the tests range from R10 000 - R30 000 ZAR per person. Medical aid only covers the tests for one person and this has already been used. Any person that comes forward has to be paid from our own pockets and financially, this is not possible for us.
We have a few family members that are quite keen to be tested but we need the funds to make this happen. A person only needs one kidney to survive and to have this opportunity to be able to give him a new kidney and a new life, is our only hope and prayer.