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Health Canada is currently accepting input online about how nutritional information is presented on food labels. We strongly recommend that the potassium and phosphorus content be also listed to allow Canadians to make informed decisions for their health. You can help support our recommendation by providing your input.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Saskatchewan Branch is hosting a celebration of the Foundation’s 50th anniversary, and 50 years of accomplishments, on Friday April 11 where it will launch an aggressive call to action to push the number of organs transplanted to new levels in Canada.
There are 1285 people in Saskatchewan being treated for kidney failure. For those who qualify, a kidney transplant is the preferred method of treatment for this illness. However, with nearly 75% of Canadians on the transplant wait list awaiting a kidney (3428 persons), the wait is long. For some it will be longer than their bodies can handle and they will succumb to kidney disease.
Over 50 years, The Kidney Foundation of Canada has made great progress in the treatment of kidney disease. But as long as even one person suffers with this all-consuming critical illness there is still more to be done. At a time when organ donation has only increased 26% in a decade, leaving Canada well behind the donation rates of other developed countries, a 50% increase in the number of organ transplants in 5 years is aggressive. That is the Foundation’s passion and mission. Read more...
1 in 10 Canadians has kidney disease. Because there are often no symptoms, many people aren't aware that they have kidney disease. Take 10 minutes to answer 10 questions and find out if you are at risk at www.kidney.ca/risk.