On Sept. 9, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) alongside partners in the Canadian Organ Donation and Transplant Network released a report detailing a decade of information on national organ donation and transplantation. The Organ Donation and Transplantation in Canada: System Progress Report 2006–2015 includes the most current Canadian statistics on deceased and living donation and transplantation performance.
"It is encouraging to see a 23% increase in the number of transplants in Canada and measurable growth in the national deceased donation rate since 2006," said Kidney Foundation National Executive Director Elizabeth Myles.
The Alport Syndrome Foundation (ASF), Pedersen Family, and The Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) Research Funding Program are pleased to announce that joint funding has been awarded for two new research projects on Alport Syndrome, a rare genetic kidney disease.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce prolific scientist and renowned transplant researcher Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert of Montreal as the recipient of the 2016 Medal for Research Excellence. Dr. Hébert’s major research focus is related to the pivotal role of renal fibrosis in chronic kidney disease and transplant rejection.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch is pleased to present its electronic newsletter for summer 2016. Check it out for stories about our volunteer Mario Kostanjevic; what it's like to have your loved one diagnosed with kidney failure; our Drop the Pop program; food safety tips for healthy kidneys; and to see some photos from some of our spring fundraisers. To download our newsletter and/or read our interview with Phyllis Lathlin from The Pas, visit our News & Events page.
Want to learn more about our program and services? You can also read a story about 10-year-old Manitoba resident Noah Gross, who was one of Canada's youngest hemodialysis patients. Download a PDF copy of our winter newsletter, the Kidney Care Connection. Want to get the newsletter delivered to your home or your email inbox? Have a story to share about living with kidney disease, or donating a kidney? Send us an email to connect with us. We'd love to hear from you.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased that Manitoba patients who treat their kidney disease independently, at home, will now be reimbursed for the extra water and power costs incurred during these treatments. The Province of Manitoba approved proposals submitted by the Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis Patient Action Group and the Manitoba Branch of the Kidney Foundation for this important initiative. The Manitoba Branch will administer the Home Hemo-Dialysis Reimbursement Program. Click here for more info about the New Reimbursement Program for Home Hemo Dialysis Patients
Living Organ Donation Reimbursement Program (LODERP)
You can download your forms for this program here:
Application Verification Form
Expense Claim Form
Frequently Asked Questions
There is a strong relationship between diabetes and kidney disease. There is an even stronger relationship when you also have high blood pressure and are overweight. This booklet will help us learn what we need to know about our risk of kidney disease and what we can do about it.
Is there an old unwanted vehicle sitting in a field, garage, alley or parking lot of your life? Instead of sitting there going to rust, give that old car a new life by donating it to Kidney Car. We are looking all type of vehicles. trucks, motorhomes, motorcycles ATV’s even farm equipment!