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)
Order of Canada, Dr. Adeera Levin
Congratulations to Dr. Adeera Levin who has been selected as a 2015 recipient of The Order of Canada. Dr. Levin is a respected nephrologist and researcher at St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care & the University of British Columbia, Head of the Division of Nephrology at UBC as well as the Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency. She was also recently named President (2015 to 2017) of the International Society of Nephrology.
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Kidney Transplant Summit recommends presumed consent legislation to increase organ donation in BC
The Jury at the first-ever BC Kidney Transplant Consensus Summit hosted by The Kidney Foundation has recommended that British Columbia adopt presumed consent legislation, with the appropriate safeguards in place, to increase the number of kidney transplants in this province. Read more
Kidney Transplant Summit
Calling all kidney patients to join us at the Kidney Transplant Summit on Friday May 1st in Vancouver.
95% of British Columbians say they support organ donation but only 19% have actually registered their wishes for organ donation. Should British Columbians automatically be considered organ donors when they die, or not? Should people be paid to be organ donors?
Don’t miss this once in a life- time opportunity to be part of the conversation and speak up on behalf of people waiting for a kidney transplant. For more information or to REGISTER for this FREE event: click here
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.
Kidney Foundation Applauds Government Launch of Organ Donor Initiative
BURNABY – The Kidney Foundation of Canada (B.C. Branch) expressed its full support for today’s announcement by the B.C. Government that Service BC centres in Dawson Creek, Quesnel, Port Alberni and Salmon Arm will allow citizens to register as an organ donor.
British Columbians Have Spoken
Hot off the Press: BC & Yukon Branch releases Kidney Transplants: British Columbians Have Spoken, a report detailing the opinions of over 2500 British Columbians on the challenges and solutions needed to address the urgent state of kidney transplantation and organ donor registration in BC. Click here for the full report.