This is the first look at the new Sonosite Vascular Scanner which Dabka in conjunction with the Hospital Trust hope to purchase in the next few weeks. There will be three of these altogether one for each of the renal units and should make for a more pleasant experience for the patients when nurses need to locate veins for canulas or for fistula sites. The cost of these will be £25,000 to the charity, the rest of the shortfall being made up by the Trust. By law we have to ask our members if there are any objections to this purchase, if so could you please contact us and we will endeavour to clarify any issues you may have. Thank you to everyone who helped us rasie money in the past which has enabled us to make this happen. From all the committee members at Dabka.
Here are the results for the recent competition held in the renal unit. For the 15yrs and over, the winner was Linda.
This one was the winner for the under 15yrs category and was beautifully done by Maisie aged 13.
So the first prize winner in the under 7yrs category was this splendid effort by Bailey aged 5. All winners will be contacted by Dabka to collect a small prize. Many thanks to all who took part in the competition and well done to our winners.
Welcome to Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association
A great fundraising event at Doncaster Racecourse, Many thanks to everyone who helped out raising just over £170.00
Set up in 2007, Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association helps kidney patients, their families and carers live with renal disease, from pre-dialysis through to transplant.
The patients we help are mainly treated at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Dearne Valley and Bassetlaw Dialysis Units, Sheffield Northern General Hospital, and Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham.
DaBKA is run entirely on a voluntary basis for the benefit of renal patients. We provide information and support to patients, their families and carers. One of our aims is to raise public awareness of the importance of organ donation
We give emotional and practical support to local kidney patients and signpost patients to appropraite agencies.
We provide equipment to benefit patients above and beyond what the NHS can afford.
DaBKA have funded many projects including: a TV in renal outpatients, urinalysis monitors, doppler scanners, information leaflets and DVD's for new patients, day trips, social events and Christmas party to name but a few.
We also provide local kidney patients with a free blood pressure monitor. Checking your own blood pressure is one of the ways in which you can help keep control of kidney problems and alert your renal team if the readings are different from usual.
DaBKA offers small financial grants for patients in urgent need. We have issued grants for essential items such as food and replacement essential white goods.
Free fistula wristbands are available to our patients. These help alert medical staff that you are a renal patient with a fistula, hopefully in emergency medical situation, this band will prevent the use of the fistula arm, thus preventing damage to the fistula.
We always welcome new members to the team, if you are interested in joining the DaBKA team, please contact us.
DaBKA are a registered charity, number 1123780
If you'd like to become a member, need any information or would like to get involved in any way, please contact us.