Support Our Renal Appeal - Failure Is Not An Option
Each year, hundreds of children from across Scotland are treated on our Renal Ward at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow for kidney failure - a life long, life limiting condition which cannot be cured.
These children face years of medication and dialysis, and an endless wait until a kidney match becomes available for transplant.
Not only does kidney failure rob our brave young patients of their health, it robs them of their childhood as they spend many days in hospital each week away from their home, family and school friends.
With your support, we hope to raise £500,000 in to ensure that these resilient children from across the country receive care on the Renal Ward that is second-to-none.
Money raised through our Renal Appeal in partnership with the Glasgow Childrens Hospital Charity, will help to ensure that young patients are treated by specialised nurses in their own dedicated ward, will pay for more psychology support for children and families, and will also support the home dialysis service to allow more children to be treated at home instead of in hospital.
Kirsten Sinclair, Chief Operating Officer at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “Our renal appeal looks to build on and enhance services for children battling kidney failure in Scotland. It is vitally important that we reach our target and find ways to fund the best possible care, support and services for young patients and their families at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital. Their kidneys have failed, but we won’t fail them. For us, failure is not an option.”
Karen McFarlane from Kidney Kids Scotland said: “Kidney Kids Scotland are delighted to be working in partnership with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. The renal ward in Glasgow Children’s Hospital is used by our most chronically ill patients who come from all over Scotland. It is essential that the ward environment and facilities are the best they can be as these children and their families spend so much time within the ward receiving lifesaving treatment. Failure for these children is not an option, they choose to live life to the best of their ability. This partnership will help them achieve this.”
Their kidneys may have failed, but let’s not fail them. For us, failure is not an option.