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 2016, the Foundation has served 832 patients and 78 patients have successfully transplanted.
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 2016, our total patient count stood at 312. More patients opted for haemodialysis (HD) as compared to peritoneal dialysis (PD) as with previous years. This year, HD patients constituted 88% of the total patient population.
This year, the proportion of female patients was slightly higher than male patients. The percentage of female patients stood at 53%.
The race distribution profile of patients at KDF has remained fairly stable throughout the years. As at 31 March 2016, 70% were Chinese, 23% were Malays and 7% were Indians.
The proportion of elderly patients at KDF (above 60 years old) continued to increase steadily. As at 31 March 2016, 52% of our patients are above 60 years old, 43% were between the age of 41 to 60 years old and the rest are 40 years and below.