BRIEF HISTORY OF THE JULIE DONLI KIDNEY FOUNDATION (JDKF)
The Julie Donli Kidney Foundation was registered on the 22nd day of December 2014.
The Idea was conceived by Barrister Julie Eniekedou Donli a lawyer and a chartered secretary whose experience spurred her into the dream of a kidney foundation.
In 1981, her mother Mrs. Helen Okah of blessed memory was diagnosed with acute renal failure, she happened to be the first dialysis patient in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital Idi Alaba Lagos.
In 1982, Mrs. Helen Okah went to Jaslok Hospital Mumbai for a transplant. the kidney was donated by her son Charles Okah and brother to Julie Donli who was only 20years old at the time and a perfect match. Unfortunately her body rejected the kidney and she had to resume dialysis once again.
She struggled with the disease undergoing long hours of dialysis until she finally gave up the fight on the 15th day of February, 1984 a day after Saint valentine's day.
Julie Okah Donli was only 18years old and so traumatised to see her mother suffer for four long years till she gave up the fight at a very young age of 43years. that experience of the family made her brother Charles set up over 15 dialysis centres in the major teaching hospitals in Nigeria and gave birth to the Julie Donli Kidney Foundation.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF JULIE DONLI KIDNEY FOUNDATION (JDKF)
1. To help patients get aid for kidney disease treatment.
2. To create a database to make ease for matching kidney between patients and donors.
3. To assist and encourage patients of kidney ailments through dialysis treatment.
4. To help in rendering key information by way of print and media publicity on best ways to keep kidneys strong and functional.
Our Mission is to provide the public with a near perfect protection against Renal Failure and to offer treatment at the lowest possible cost for patients suffering from Renal Failure and undergoing Dialysis and Kidney transplant.
Our Vision is to ensure Healthy Kidney for ALL.