A call for public assistance is today being made by the Kidney Specialist at CWM Hospital, Doctor Amrish Krishnan for people to come forward to donate a kidney to the youngest dialysis patient in the country.
13-year-old Ravouvou Naviri, whose kidneys have failed, is currently undergoing dialysis three times a week, and a permanent solution for him would be a kidney transplant.
The total weekly cost for dialysis for Ravouvou is $750.
Doctor Krishnan says when Fijivillage highlighted Ravouvou’s plight, many people came forward and more than $20,000 has been donated to assist in Ravouvou’s dialysis.
Dialysis is a temporary fix for now for Ravouvou until he gets a compatible kidney for surgery.
A member of the public visited the CWM Hospital after hearing about 13-year-old Ravouvou’s story on Fijivillage and offered to donate his kidney. Doctor Krishnan says unfortunately the person’s blood group type was different.
Ravouvou’s blood group type is A+ and Doctor Krishnan is calling on members of the public to come forward and assist Ravouvou if they have the same blood group type and would like give a kidney to the 13-year-old boy.
Doctor Krishnan says they are calling on people who are 18 years to their early 60s to come forward and donate a kidney to Ravouvou as this would change his life forever.
You can call Doctor Amrish Krishnan on 8642936 or 9366162 if you want to assist Ravouvou.Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.