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
See the latest statistics on kidney disease and organ donation in Canada.
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.
Two Canadians researchers have been awarded International Distinguished Medals from the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) in the United States. Dr. Adeera Levin of British Columbia and Dr. Amit Garg of Ontario were two of four medal recipients celebrated during the President’s Dinner at the 2015 Spring Clinical Meetings.
Remembering Hilda Gregory
Hilda Gregory passed away on November 16th, 2014. Hilda was a great friend to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch, and we are saddened by her passing. HIlda was a great inspiration for many of us within The Kidney Foundation of Canada, who admired and followed her example of a lifetime of giving to people and the community. Hilda made our world a better place. We will miss her.
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First BC Researcher to be Awarded Kidney Foundation of Canada's Medal for Research Excellence
BURNABY BC -- Dr. Adeera Levin is the first researcher in British Columbia to be awarded The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s 2014 Medal for Research Excellence for her outstanding accomplishments in kidney disease research. 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, she is the second woman and first Canadian ever elected to this post. Read More.
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.