This week is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week. Organ donation saves lives and restores health. There are over 4,600 Canadians waiting for a transplant, 75% of which require a kidney. Talk to your family about organ donation. Once you make your decision, registration is easy.
See the latest statistics on kidney disease and organ donation in Canada.
Two minutes. That's all it takes to register your wishes.
A kidney transplants represent the best available treatment option for those living with kidney disease. 1600 Ontarians are waiting for a transplant; over 1200 are waiting for a kidney or kidney/pancreas transplant. Help spread the word by joining Trillium Gift of Life Network's #1saves8 challenge on social media by posting your photo or video about the fact that one organ donor can save 8 lives. To add a twibbon to your social media feeds, click here.
It takes only two minutes to register your wishes. Click the button below to register today.
Kidney Foundation volunteers are part of the ripple effect
Like a stone thrown in a lake, volunteer efforts make a positive impact, far and wide, to improve communities. Our volunteers work tirelessly to raise awareness of kidney disease and organ donation, raise funds to make our work possible, and raise spirits when a helping hand is needed most.
This year, during National Volunteer Week (April 12-18), we would like to take a moment to celebrate the volunteers among us and say Thank You and feature profiles of some of our volunteers.
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.