Since it was founded in 1996, KDF has striven to deliver on its commitment to provide high quality, low cost treatments to needy kidney patients. As at 31 March 2017, the Foundation has served more than 849 patients and 79 patients have gained a new lease of life through a kidney transplant.
The patients at KDF come from the lowest 10% of the income group. Due to their illness, finding employment is difficult. Most of them are dependent on their families for financial support or if employed, hold jobs such as cleaners, hawker assistants or drivers etc.
As at 31 March 2017, our total patient count stood at 266, with 91% of patients opting for haemodialysis (HD).
This financial year, gender distribution is fairly equal with female patients accounting for 52%.
In terms of racial composition, more than half of the patients at KDF are Chinese, while Malay patients form close to a quarter of the total patient population.
Elderly patients (above 60 years old) form the largest segment of patients served at KDF, followed by those in the middle age group (41 - 60 years old). As at 31 March 2017, 51% of our patients are above 60 years old, 44% were between the age of 41 to 60 years old. With only 5% under the ages of 40.