Accra Academy old students help raise funds for kidney patient

A past student of the Accra Academy Senior High School based in the United Kingdom (UK), Mr Douglas Dodoo, has reiterated the appeal to the public to support a current student of the school to enable him to undergo a kidney transplant.

The patient, 17-year-old final-year student, Master Richard Kusi Yeboah, was initially scheduled for the transplant in May but it had to be rescheduled to June due to unavailability of funds and other factors. 

The mother of Master Yeboah is the donor of the kidney. 

Mr Dodoo, together with the  UK branch of the Accra Academy Old Boys Association (UK), is leading a fund-raising campaign to generate the GH¢40,000 needed for the kidney transplant operation  for 17-year-old final-year student.

So far, the association had raised £2,257 and was targeting to raise £10,000, said Mr Dodoo.

Speaking with the Daily Graphic while on a visit to Ghana, Mr Dodoo said it was urgent that the amount for the transplant was raised as the international team of doctors who were supposed to perform the operation would be in Ghana in June.

  Regular haemodialysis
Currently, Master Yeboah undergoes haemodialysis twice a week at the Renal Dialysis Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where the transplant will be done.

Mr Dodoo said he was notified of Master Yeboah’s situation by an old student of Accra Academy who knew his involvement in similar campaigns to help people who needed help in various ways. 

According to him, he was touched by Master Yeboah’s condition and that was why he decided to champion the campaign to ensure that the required amount of money was raised for the transplant.

While in Ghana, he said he had discussions with  Master Yeboah, his mother and the doctor handling his case.

He appealed to benevolent persons and institutions who were ready to donate to visit, a website established for the fund-raising effort  for all necessary information and the procedure through which payments could be made.

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