Our Charity Welcomes Your Donation of Used Clothes or Household Goods to Help Patients Afflicted with Kidney Disease
When you give to our charity, a donation of books, clothing, dishes, bed linens, or a television (2007 or newer. We cannot accept floor model or projection TV’s) can make a huge difference. American Kidney Services (AKS) wants to turn your used clothes and household items into direct financial aid for people suffering from kidney disease. If each household or business in Atlanta, Buckhead, Buford, Suwanee, Tucker, and surrounding communities could generously gather just a few items as a charitable donation, the philanthropic results would be staggering.
Did you know that kidney disease affects 26 million Americans? Nearly 16,000 of those patients undergo kidney transplants annually, while another 80,000 remain on the transplant waiting list. Kidney disease patients face an expensive and tedious daily ritual of medication and dialysis in order to survive. To help these brave individuals in their fight against kidney disease, our charity welcomes and appreciates every single donation.
Read on to learn more about what it means to live with kidney disease:
- Kidneys are in charge of processing blood, cleaning toxins, managing body fluids, and controlling blood pressure. When kidneys fail, the waste build-up in the body can be deadly.
- Hemodialysis is a treatment that replaces kidney function by filtering wastes and balancing all your body’s fluids. Blood is removed one pint at a time; then the blood is cleaned and replaced.
- The dialysis process, whether done at home or at a dialysis center, generally takes about 4 hours and must be done at least several times a week. This process makes maintaining a job or a regular source of income extremely difficult. Many patients fall into financial difficulty – unable to pay for their rent, transportation, or utilities – and this is why your charitable donation is imperative.
Additionally, kidney disease is most often caused by diabetes and high blood pressure, which are common chronic problems in the southern United States. As residents of Atlanta, Buford, Roswell, Duluth, and beyond, it’s important for all of us to support local charities with a donation that can help people suffering with kidney disease.
American Kidney Services wants to make it as easy as possible for you to be generous, so we’ve created 6 ways that you can donate. Please don’t hesitate—support our charity with a good will donation today. Contact us today if you are interested in making charitable donations to AKS.