Baxter issued an Important Medical Device Safety Information communication regarding its HomeChoice and HomeChoice Pro Automated PD Systems. Incorrect programming of these systems may result in overfill problems leading to patient injury. For more details: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26521a-eng.php.
Recent study calls for evidence-based Canadian guidelines for CKD screening
A study recently published in Canadian Medical Association Journal estimated the prevalence of kidney disease among Canadian adults at 12.5% for the period 2007-2009, representing about 3 million Canadian adults.
BC Branch Volunteer Recognition Awards: Call for Nominations Now Open
Who do you think has made a real difference in the lives of lives of people living with kidney disease? BC Branch Volunteer Recognition Awards now accepting nominations. Click here for more information.
Hockey legend and longtime host of CBC’s Coach’s Corner, Don Cherry is donating his 1997 Yukon to The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Kidney Car program on World Kidney Day.
Enthusiastic walkers and runners in 19 BC communities set new records for awareness-raising and fundraising. The Walks have been fun. The prizes, food and entertainment great and funds raised to help The Kidney Foundation’s goal to increase organ donor awareness have surpassed expectation. Thank you all – Walkers, volunteers, sponsors and supporters. To get registered for the 2013 Kidney Walk now, visit www.kidney.ca/bcwalk and click on the map to find the Walk in your community.
Three researchers well known to The Kidney Foundation - Drs. Brenda Hemmelgarn and Braden Manns from the University of Calgary, and their colleague Dr. Marcello Tonelli from the University of Alberta – were among those chosen to receive the prestigious CIHR-CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Award.