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Moving Account of Waiting for a Kidney Transplant Wins Your Vote at the ISN Community Film Event

On Saturday, February 26, your votes for the 2022 ISN Film Community Best Film were tallied, and the winner was announced and recognized at WCN’22.

Watch the winning entry here!

Please join us in congratulating Jeyakumar Meyyappan, India, for the film “For Some the Wait Never Ends.”

The winning film presents snapshots from the life of Mr. Saad Ahmad Khan, a 26-year-old long-term dialysis patient from India. Mr. Khan experienced cardiac arrest during a kidney transplant attempt almost ten years ago and suffers from visual impairment as a consequence. His close family members are not suitable as kidney donors.

Mr. Khan’s earnest question, “How long should I wait?” prompted the filmmakers to highlight his plight in the hope of increasing awareness of organ donation.

To cope with the challenges of his condition, Mr. Khan has developed his writing skills and hopes to publish a book on the patient perspective of living with dialysis.

Selecting an overall winner from so many remarkable entries was no easy task. All the films entered into the competition deserve to reach the widest audience and are available on the ISN Community Film Event Map.

The ISN congratulates these filmmakers for their high-quality submissions and thanks them for sharing their stories.

The ISN Community Film Event provides a powerful and accessible platform to present the compelling stories of those affected by kidney diseases, raising awareness of the need for education on preventing kidney diseases and ensuring available kidney care services.

Discover all the shortlisted films here.

You can still cast a vote for the 2022 WKD Best Film: Online voting will open on March 10, during World Kidney Day.

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