We are Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation, also known as Western Desert Dialysis. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with renal failure, reunite families and reduce the impact of kidney disease in our communities. We are run by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people and work to provide culturally appropriate dialysis services in remote communities. We help people to get home to country and family and provide support to dialysis patients who have to be away from community to receive treatment in town.
Western Desert Dialysis have been provided with a long awaited opportunity to set up dialysis services in the remote central Australian communities of Docker River, Papunya & Mt Liebig! The Northern Territory Government are building the infrastructure for dialysis units in these communities and they have asked us to provide the dialysis services. However, to do so we need to raise the money needed to run these sites! Our major expense in operating these sites will be nurses wages however also include power, water, phones etc.
These small Aboriginal communities have been waiting many years to be able to get their families safely home on dialysis…. And this is an opportunity we don’t want to miss.
We need to raise a total of $150,000 per site. So please spread the word and help however you can can! Every little bit counts!