07 Jan '12, 8am

NKF launches first major public fundraising campaign in 6 years

NKF launches first major public fundraising campaign in 6 years

SINGAPORE: The National Kidney Foundation has launched its first major public fundraising campaign in six years. The charity stopped all fundraising activities in 2005 after a scandal involving its then CEO, T T Durai. Instead of asking for donations to a general fund, the charity wants donors to sponsor the cost of an artificial kidney for patients. The NKF has seen a 35 per cent increase in number of patients over the last five years, and it expects to handle more patients when times get tougher. The NKF currently has 2,400 patients in its 24 centres and takes in about 300 new patients every year. An artificial kidney or dialyser removes waste products and cleans a renal patient's blood during dialysis. For 57-year-old Mok Heng Teck, whose kidneys failed 28 years ago, the artificial kidney is a life saver. But it doesn't come cheap. It could cost up to S$1,800 per month ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

Tweets

‘Coffee Common’s First Public Event in North Am...

danielofarabica.com 07 Jan '12, 6am

Coffee Common’s First Public Event in North America Coffee Common’s First Public Event in North America is going to be in ...

Blog updated - Post New Years

Blog updated - Post New Years

hanzbr.blogspot.com 16 Jan '12, 5am

So what have I been up to since the beginning of 2012? Well, I've definitely been away from the spotlight for sure. I stop...

Right of public protest should be used wisely

malaysianbar.org.my 09 Jan '12, 2am

But we should not let mere figures cloud the more pertinent issues at play. The plain fact is that a court is due to deliv...

Annual Wikipedia fundraising campaign raises a ...

straitstimes.com 04 Jan '12, 1am

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - An annual Wikipedia fundraising campaign ended on Tuesday with donors around the world pumping a rec...

==>VERY GOOD==> To Know What It's Going To Be Like 100 Years From Today, Just Look Back 100 Years

==>VERY GOOD==> To Know What It's Going To Be L...

fragerfactor.blogspot.com 09 Jan '12, 4pm

Start with the fact that in 1911 there were only about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. ! Or t here were only 8,0...

New blogpost! First go at being a teacher

New blogpost! First go at being a teacher

sheylara.com 12 Jan '12, 12am

First go at being a teacher Posted by Sheylara 1 Comment » Today, I taught two classmates how to unroll and roll up a mat*...

Drink Up: CaffNation 515: 6 years

caffination.com 12 Jan '12, 5am

I’m always looking for something to spice up the show, like a fine curry one show is never quite like the next. But after ...