We’re on a mission to stand up and make noise. We hope you will too.
Kidney March is the only event of its kind in Canada. Now in its 6th year, this movement asks participants to do the most they can do in the fight against kidney disease and the appeal for organ donation spending 3 days on an inspirational 100 km journey.
The cause is what brings people to the March, but the experience of the weekend is what keeps bringing people back. For friends, family, medical staff and people living with chronic illness, this March becomes their outlet. Somewhere they can make a difference on par with the level of frustration, anger and despair they feel for the burden of illness. It is also their hope. Not only for early detection and a cure for kidney disease, but also for ground breaking advancements in organ transplantation.
The Kidney Foundation encourages anyone who has a kidney connection or would like to take part in a transformative event to sign up. Let the wave of Kidney March, and all the people who make up this great community, embrace you in making the biggest difference you’ve ever made. It’s not too late to register at kidneymarch.ca or call 1.866.9KMARCH.
New Online Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Clinical Pathway for Primary Care Providers
The Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration, Northern and Southern Alberta Renal Programs, Alberta Health Services and key CKD stakeholders (primary care physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and nephrologists) have developed an online CKD Clinical Pathway for primary care providers. This pathway will assist primary care givers in the diagnosis, medical management and referral of adults with CKD in line with best practices as documented in local and national guidelines. The pathway can be accessed at www.ckdpathway.ca. It is also a great resource for patients as they are an advocate in their own health.
Effective June 3, 2015, JINARC™ (tolvaptan) was made commercially available for use in Canada. It is the first treatment in Canada for patients living with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased to have the opportunity each year to celebrate its many volunteers and supporters through its National Recognition Program. Most recently, Foundation representatives had the opportunity to present Alex Lifeson, guitarist with the Canadian band RUSH, with a Public Awareness Award.
Your experiences as a patient, caregiver, researcher and or healthcare professional can help identify the top research priorities in transplantation and donation within the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) in order to improve the treatment and the quality of life of transplanted patients and patients waiting for a transplant. For more details visit www.kidney.ca/surveys.
Your support makes a positive impact in the kidney community! Download our Impact Report 2014 to see how your giving makes a difference.