Dialysis patients at the Buea Regional Hospital Hemodialysis Center have received 1 million Frs Cfa worth of Repoitin 4000 IU from the Iya Foundation.
The donation is in line with their Epogen/Erythropoetin program which was initiated in 2016, the Iya Foundation said. Epogen plays an integral role in the treatment of dialysis patients to combat anemia caused by chronic kidney disease in patients on dialysis. It helps to reduce or avoid the need for blood cell transfusions.
So far, 13 dialysis warriors have benefitted from this program, and with this donation, 16 more stand to benefit.