For 9-Year-Old Haleema, Who Needs Kidney Transplant, Help Arrives

Haleema was diagnosed with the rare Nephrotic Syndrome in 2013.

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Haleema's mother is a homemaker, devoted to meeting the needs of her daughter (NDTV)


Kollam:  A day after NDTV reported on how a nine-year-old girl in Kerala's Kollam needs a renal transplant for survival, some help has finally arrived for Haleema N. While her family's search for an O+ kidney donor continues, Kollam based Travancore Medical College and Hospital has offered free surgery for the visually impaired girl.

Haleema was diagnosed with the rare Nephrotic Syndrome in 2013. Her mother, Nabeesath E, has been told by doctors that the hemodialysis for her Haleema needs to be increased to thrice a week, as both her kidneys have been critically affected. The approximate cost for maintenance hemodialysis is Rs 10,000 per month and renal transplantation is Rs 300,000 at the time of surgery and 10,000 per month after that.

"This is to let you know that the Renal Transplant Centre of the 'Travancore Medical College & Hospital' and the 'Travancore Medicity Kidney Foundation' are willing to take up the kidney transplant cost of the child free of cost, provided there is an O+ kidney donor. We shall also be bearing all the post-surgery costs of the child for one year in respect to the renal transplant", the hospital's Chairman and Managing Trustee AA Salam mailed NDTV.
 
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Haleema was diagnosed with rare Nephrotic Syndrome

Responding to the offer, Nabeesath said, "I am overwhelmed with the offer from the hospital. I am also getting messages from people about kidney donors. I have to consult with the doctor who is already treating my daughter, and take decisions accordingly. I am grateful for all the help. My daughter really needs a kidney."

Haleema's father is a daily wager, while her mother is a homemaker, devoted to meeting the needs of her daughter.

Both Naseebath and her husband are diabetic and medically unfit to donate kidneys. "Our relatives have distanced themselves from us. I have no money to pay anyone in exchange for a kidney. I just wish someone will come ahead and donate an O+ve kidney for my daughter. There is no other way," Nabeesath says.

Haleema has been enrolled with the state organ sharing registry but parents say chances are slim due to the already long list of people waiting since years.

For any organ donor queries, please contact Nabeesath N at +91 9947729134

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Contributions to Haleema and her family can be made towards:

Miss Haleema N And Mrs Nabeesath E
Account number: 20340100026067
The Federal Bank
IFSC code: FDRL0002034

You can also donate through the fundraising campaign set up on Ketto.

Note:This information has been provided/published on a good faith basis, without any commercial motive. NDTV does not vouch for the authenticity of the claims made by the intending donee, nor can we guarantee that the donations made by a donor will be used for the purpose as stated by the intending donee. You are requested to independently verify the contact information and other details before making a donation. NDTV and/or its employees will not be responsible for the same.


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