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.
The Manitoba Branch is happy to share its Spring 2015 issue of the Kidney Care Connection, just in time for Kidney Health Month. View a PDF copy of the newsletter.
Celebrate World Kidney Day on March 12
The Kidney Foundation of Canada encourages all Canadians to drink a glass of water on March 12th. Water is a healthy choice for kidney health.
In Winnipeg, you can also show your support for kidney health by visiting any Wendy's Restaurant locations to give a small donation ($1, $5, $10, and $20 options are available). You'll receive a paper "diskette" where you can write your name and have it posted on the wall to show your support for the Foundation. On March 12, all Wendy's Restaurants in Winnipeg are donating 100% of the proceeds from chili sales for kidney programs and services. From 11:45am to 1pm, you can visit Wendy's and get your chili served up by the following local celebrities:
- JD Francis, DJ for the morning show at 99.1 FRESH Radio
- Shannon Gwynne, news anchor at Jewel 101
- Michael Hutchinson, anchor at APTN National News
- Rory Kohlert, player for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Jordan Knight, DJ at Energy 106
- Rachal Lagace, reporter at CTV Morning Live
- Chester Pangan, host of the morning show at CKJS
- Jay Richardson, DJ for 97.5 BIG FM
- Louis Richardson, player for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
See the latest statistics on kidney disease and organ donation in Canada.
Manitobans for Presumed Consent
Do you want to learn more about efforts that are being made in Manitoba to increase rates of organ and tissue donation? Visit the blog for Manitobans for Presumed Consent to learn more.
The Hope Affair Gala
Fri, 10 Apr 2015
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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!