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
See the latest statistics on kidney disease and organ donation in Canada.
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.
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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