Medication for Adults with ADPKD now available for use in Canada

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

Product Change Warning - Check with your Dietitian

Are you taking a nutritional supplement or meal replacement? Generally the nutritional content of these products do not change, but recently one company announced a formulation change that could have a big impact on those kidney patients who need a potassium restriction. Learn more

Mapping the Course of Alport Syndrome

If you are age 16 or older and have not experienced kidney failure, you may be eligible to participate in the ATHENA Study. Information obtained from this study will be used to better understand the progression of Alport Syndrome and will help design future clinical trials.

For more information visit www.kidney.ca/surveys

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.

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