Monday, June 17, 2019

URGENT! Veteran Journalist, Ben-Bright Mkpuma, needs kidney transplant - ITREALMS

The Ebonyi-born veteran journalist, Mr. Ben-Bright Mkpuma needs urgent kidney transplant, reports ITREALMS.

Mr Mkpuma, ITREALMS gathered, is a well-traveled and successful Nigerian journalist who has worked with so many local and international media organizations including one he set up himself – Watchdog, until he was diagnosed of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). 

He has been bedridden for some 3 years now since he started battling kidney failure and his condition has not improved and the only hope of survival now is to get a kidney transplant. 

ITREALMS also gathered that to stay alive till transplant is possible, hence he is currently undergoing dialysis at least 3 times a week with a nephrologist. 

"The financial burden has been so much for his family because the dialysis costs, at least N90,000 a week and N360,000 monthly, apart from medications that help control the blood pressure," a close family friend disclosed.

According to our source, the doctors have said that if he is not placed on dialysis, Mkpuma will die.

"Of the 17,000 new cases of CKD that are diagnosed yearly, only 2000 can afford dialysis treatment in Nigeria," according to medical experts.

Further, our source said that "To perform a kidney transplant for Mr Mkpuma, his family needs to raise at least 8.5 million. But even before that, there will be medical tests for possible donors, and each test cost about N2 million."

ITREALMS equally gathered that after a successful transplant, his doctors also said that there will be a Post-Transplant stage of recovery and reintegration. This includes drugs and injections for one year that will cost another N6 million. this is the only way he can be fit and live normal again. 

‘’I am asking for help from all Nigerians. My family has done their best but it won’t be enough unless I get more financial support from others. I need their financial help for the transplant and to live well again even after the transplant. God will reward you as you help me,’’ Mkpuma said on his sick bed. 

Prominent among media organisation Mr Mkpuma has worked with includes CNBC, Abuja Times, Financial Standard, Telegraph and AIT.

Kindly help Mr Mpkuma live again. Below is the bank account information for donation.

Account Number: 1003711887
Account Name: Ben Bright Mkpuma
Bank: Zenith Bank.

Uboshe Uboshe/Editor

*JOIN our alert's group | Share stories with us | Advert placement: WhatsApp | SMS: +2348033592762 *Twitter: @ITREALMS *Email:*

No comments: