Help us keep the Purple Truck mobile dialysis unit on the road in 2019!

For remote communities, there’s nothing quite like the sight of the Purple Truck arriving. It means some of their nearest and dearest are coming home!

What is the Purple Truck?

The Purple Truck is a self-contained dialysis unit on wheels. Operated by Purple House, an innovative Indigenous-owned and run health service based in Alice Springs, it gives patients with end-stage renal failure the chance to return home to some of the most remote parts of Australia for family, cultural or sorry business.

Remote Indigenous people in Central Australia are up to 30 times more likely to suffer from kidney disease than other Australians. Unable to access dialysis in their communities, many are forced to leave their homes and come to regional centres indefinitely, leaving communities without cultural leadership. 

With two dialysis chairs, the Purple Truck travels to remote communities, letting patients visit home, confident they’ll survive the trip. Featuring the artwork of Papunya Tula artists and dialysis patients, the Purple Truck a beautiful thing. But it’s also an expensive thing! 

What your donation will do
Your donation will help to keep the Purple Truck on the road in 2019. It's never had a cent of government funding and relies on the kindness of people like you to keep it going.
Last year the truck travelled more than 20,000 kilometres helping people go home to Nyrripi, Willowra, and Borroloola and attend cultural festivals such as Garma in Arnhem Land, the Freedom Day Festival in Kalkarindji. It even went to Jabiru to help out Jack Thompson make a new film with local actors!
This year we want to go even further. So we need your help! All donations are tax deductible and every cent will help some of our sickest patients have a chance to get home to their families and their country.

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Raised Tally

  • $100 donations: AU $3,400
    100 100
    x 34
  • $50 donations: AU $1,500
    50 100
    x 30
  • $20 donations: AU $380
    20 100
    x 19
  • $200 donations: AU $1,400
    200 100
    x 7
  • $500 donations: AU $3,000
    500 100
    x 6
  • Donation Amount: AU $2,148
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