Guadalajara, Mexico, Mar 7, 2019 / 07:28 pm (CNA).- In response to the growing number of patients with kidney conditions in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Catholic charitable agency Caritas is implementing plans to set up a kidney dialysis clinic in the region.
Caritas of Guadalajara currently has the donated office for the clinic, but around $410,000 is still needed to remodel the facility and purchase dialysis machines.
To raise the necessary funds, Caritas will hold a gala event March 28.
Once set up, the kidney dialysis clinic is expected to serve 180 patients a week.
Fr. Francisco de Asís, an adviser to Caritas of Guadalajara, called the clinic a “dream come true…especially for people needing the treatment who can’t afford this service, who will be able to find in Caritas the treatment they need.”
In 2018, Caritas of Guadalajara helped provide dialysis for 711 people with donations of about $36,000.
An estimated 900,000 people in Jalisco state suffer from kidney problems, Caritas says. Of these, some 6,000 have been diagnosed with chronic renal insufficiency.
This article was originally published by our sister agency, ACI Prensa. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.
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