kidney transplant: friends, relatives seek N9.09 million for Ogbeide

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The friends and family of Osasu Ogbeide, who has been diagnosed with kidney failure, are seeking N9.09 million to help save the life of the single father of three children.

Documents from the Zenith Medical and Kidney Centre, Abuja, where he was referred, showed that Ogbeide needs N9.09 million for a kidney transplant.

The Center in the document said the amount includes; N1, 060 million for the cost of screening, cross-match and Donor-Specific Alloantibody (DSA) (recipient and donor), N7. 3 million for kidney transplant, while immunoglobulin plasmapheresis will cost N730,000.00.

Plasmapheresis is only performed if the result of human leukocyte antigens (HLA) and DSA is positive and the level of antibodies would determine the number of sessions.

Friday Ogiamien, who has been friends with Ogbeide for more than 25 years since they both graduated from university, described him as the most cheerful and spirited person, as well as the best friend anyone could wish for.

He said, “Many years after graduation, Ogbeide lived a happy life with his family and three adorable children, until March 2020, when he became seriously ill and was rushed to the hospital and the doctor found that Ogbeide had kidney disease. Chronic due to kidney failure.

Confirming his case by phone, Dr. Lucky Onaghife of St. Vincent de Pores Medical Center, Benin City, Edo State, told Newslodge yesterday that he has been treating Ogbeide for the past eleven months, where he undergoes dialysis.

He said, “He is a patient with a chronic illness and I am the doctor where he is being treated.

“He goes to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) for treatment. He also comes to the St. Vincent de Pores Medical Center for a chemodialysis inspection.

“He was admitted to Zenith in Abuja for the purpose of a kidney transplant, but he requires money to do it.”

Donations can be sent through Eco Bank Account Name: Osasu Friends Committee
Account number: 4980074993 or contact Israel Oboh 08100011629, Edwin Esebameh 08036997013.

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