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2131 presents ‘Black August’ in support of kidney patients



2131 (twenty-one thirty-one) Incorporated, producers of the 2131 Banging Hiphop Show, and a one of the most recognized social networks in Ghana is noted for commanding thousands of young  and exuberant folks to its numerous outdoor parties and events.  As part of its second year anniversary, 2131 seeks to give back to society by contributing to the Korle Bu Dialysis Renal Unit, through ‘Black August’ slated for Boomerang Night Club on August, 21.

The ‘Black August’ project hopes to raise 50,000 Euros between now and December to purchase two dialysis machines for the Renal Unit. The startling reality is that the Korle Bu Renal Unit currently has only one machine. According to statistics, more than 2,000 Ghanaians across the country need kidney transplant, many of whom have had to depend on renal dialysis to survive. One dialysis session costs about 100 Euros and a kidney patient requires three sessions every week. Currently about 35 patients per year can be supported fully for treatment.  2131 hopes that the new Dialysis machine would provide support for the remaining patients by easing the pressure on the unit and help save more lives.

Dialysis is a procedure that is a substitute for many of the normal duties of the kidneys. The process allows patients with kidney failure a chance to live prolonged lives. There are about 5000-8000 patients in Ghana. However, for the three centers in the country, only 35 patients are receiving haemodialysis a year. The rest of the potential clients are being managed conservatively and most of them end up dying. The total number of haemodialysis machines in the country is 17 with 6 technicians and 6 trained nurses.

2131 will organize a series of events together with 4syte TV to help raise funds to embark on the project. On August 21, the first of the series of events will be launched at the Boomerang Night Club with the support of all the celebrities who have endorsed the project.  These various musicians are also billed to perform live at the event.  For a cool 20GhC (regular ticket) and 40GhC (VIP tickets) patrons would contribute to a worthy cause and get the opportunity to party with  musicians such as: VIP, 4×4, Mzbel, Kweku T, Sarkodie, 4×4, VIP, Ayigbe Edem, Asem, Richie, Eazzy, Zigi, OJ Blaq, Trigmatic, D Black, Chemphe, Obuor, Tictac and J Town and many others.

Other events that will follow would be made public in due time.  ‘Black August’ is supported by 4syte Studios and Global Media Alliance.