Much needed medical treatment: Call for donations

Lotan 2This is my friend Ehteshamul Kabir Lotan. He is 26 years old and lives in Dhaka (Bangladesh). He develops websites and also works with the Anushandhitshu Chokro Science Organization in various science outreach projects throughout Bangladesh. I have seen his dedication in working to get young people interested in science.

Unfortunately, Lotan has lost the function of both kidneys. He undergoes dialysis three times a week. This costs $750 per month. Without any medical insurance to pick up the cost, his family members and friends are pressed to raise this amount every month.

The transplant of one kidney is the only solution. His family members contacted two hospitals in India where this can be done. The operation will cost $33,000. I call upon you to come forward to save the life of this young science educator.

You can donate money for Lotan’s treatment to the Paypal account of Dipen Bhattacharya ( who generously agreed to make sure the money will go directly to Lotan and his family. If you want to donate by bank transfer, check or cash, or if you have any questions, please contact Dipen at, or me at We cannot guarantee that your donation will be tax deductible. You will receive updates on this campaign. The goal is to raise $10,000 among US and other donors.

Thank you.

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