LDTF donates pillows to CHC dialysis patients

Posted on Oct 01 2019


The Lady Diann Torres Foundation, in partnership with other government agencies, donated 100 pillows to Commonwealth Health Center dialysis patients yesterday. (Marc A. Venus)

The Lady Diann Torres Foundation, in partnership with the CNMI Office of the Governor, Office of Grants Management, and the Women’s Affairs Office donated pillows and pillow cases to Commonwealth Health Center’s Dialysis Center yesterday for the use of its patients.

First lady Diann Torres said this was the first time that the team has donated to the Dialysis Center, since donations must follow the Commonwealth Health Care Corp.’s standards and regulations.

“We have been looking at conducting donations like this, but we must comply with the hospital’s policies,” Torres said.

About 100 pillows and pillow cases were donated to the center.

The donation focused on dialysis patients as they come in for sessions every other day; each patient is required to go through dialysis at least three times a week. Torres said that the patients will be able to keep the pillows for their use as being comfortable is the most important thing that they should keep in mind.

“These patients have to go through three- to four-hour sessions every other day and it is difficult, so giving them something to help them feel comfortable while in their session is something that we can do,” Torres said.

Torres said that this donation is also in preparation for the group’s Resiliency Fest, that will be happening on Oct. 26 at the Marianas Business Plaza.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at marc_venus@saipantribune.com.

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