|Contact person||Mr. Vincent Chang Yuk Hong|
|Phone number||+6089 227 852|
|Fax number||+6089 227 852|
|Year of establishment||1997|
|Address||Sandakan Kidney Society No. 2037, Jalan Bukit Maktab Batu 1.5, Jalan Utara 90000 Sandakan, Sabah. Malaysia|
Despite numerous campaigns supporting Kidney health, there are still many who neglect to care for their kidneys and there is an increasing number of locals who suffer from renal failure every year. These residents are either currently undergoing dialysis or waiting for a kidney transplant. The Sandakan Kidney Society, a non-government association established in 1997, is one of few remaining hopes for kidney patients. The Society aims to cater for as many patients as their dialysis centre can offer but due to lack of funding and limited machines, there are still many on waiting list. Thus, JCI Sandakan is raising fund through the Miss JCI Sandakan Pageant in the hope of buying more dialysis machines for the Society.
The Sandakan Kidney Society was founded in 1997, when there was a public need for dialysis treatment. The hospital could only then accommodate a handful of patients. Thus, the Persatuan Tarian Singa Kin Ket Sandakan headed by Mr Poon and Mr Vincent Chang mooted the idea of a Kidney Society and hence the Sandakan Kidney Society was formed with the assistance of Enc Abu Bakar, Pengarah for Duchess of Kent Hospital, Dr Peter Cheong and Dr Ng Bak Cheng, a Nephrologist.
And with the help of the Minister of Social Services, Datuk JCI Sen Raymond Tan and public donors, an abandoned Colonial government quarter at No, JKR 2037 at Jalan Bukit off Jalan Utara was turned into a dialysis centre equipped with a generator, reverse osmosis water filtration system, Dialysis machines, etc.
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