A scheme to buy insulin pumps for 130 orphaned children who have diabetes has been launched.
The Faris (Knight) initiative is being spearheaded by the Royal Charity Organisation(RCO) to help young patients with type one diabetes.
It specifically targets orphans aged 14 and under and $100,000 was raised for the first phase of the project in 24 hours.
So far enough money has been raised to buy 10 pumps, while one person donated eight pumps on their own.
“The people of Bahrain are good and generous and they continue to give,” said RCO secretary general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed.
“We are proud to be their safe channel to deliver aid to those in need, after the success of the first phase to collect $100,000 within 24 hours.
“In addition to the contribution that was made by a donor that provided insulin pumps for eight orphans, we announce the launch of the second phase to provide pumps for 130 children in critical cases and in dire need of this treatment.
“We are confident that we will achieve this goal together.”
The importance of the pump lies in the low percentage of long-term complications, especially with regard to kidney failure, blindness, heart disease and others that the child can avoid as they grow up.
The name was chosen because the project aims to transform those with health difficulties into strong and able-bodied children.
People can make donations through the website www.rco.gov.bh or directly through a bank account at Bahrain Islamic Bank (BH15BIBB00100000157497).
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