ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION CAMPAIGN OFFERS HOPE TO SASKATCHEWAN FAMILIES

The Offer Hope campaign was launched at Saskatoon’s St. Paul’s Hospital to help individuals, families and their communities learn about the importance of talking to their loved ones about organ and tissue donation. Families who have talked about their decision to donate are more likely to honour the wishes of their loved ones should organ and tissue donation be possible after death.

“This campaign is a reminder of the lifesaving and life-enhancing benefits of organ and tissue donation,”Health Minister Dustin Duncan said. “One organ donor can save up to eight lives, and one tissue donor can improve the lives of more than 75 people. Everyone is a potential donor, and supporting donation is something we should all consider.”

Click here to read the full press release Saskatoon Health Region.

FACING THE FACTS

See the latest statistics on kidney disease and organ donation in Canada.

Canadian Researchers Lauded for their Work

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.

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1 in 10 Canadians are Living with Kidney Disease. It's Time to Step Up! Join a local Kidney Walk - May and June, 2015

What do you mean - Time to Step Up?

Sometimes hearing 1 in 10 doesn't accurately highlight the impact of kidney disease. The impact is that 3.5 million Canadians live with, and die from, this chronic illness. To bring that closer to home - for those with significant loss of kidney function life is interrupted with specialists' appointments, renal diets, dialysis or transplant treatments, physical and emotional side effects, lost wages, and persistent feelings of being unwell.

Kidney disease is serious. The depth of its impact on the person and his/her family and rate at which it is increasing as a diagnosis is scary. Yet, often, it doesn't get the level of attention it deserves or requires. It's time to Step Up means bringing kidney disease out of the shadows and into the conversation; generating attention and funds for support, research, and medical advances on par with the utter relentless nature of the illness.

Previously called Give the Gift of Life Fun Run and Walk, Kidney Walk is the same fun, family-oriented event as before with the same important focus on kidney health and organ donation.

We invite you to walk for yourself or in honour of a loved one. For more information, to register as a Walker or Volunteer, or support a Walker, please click here.

 

 

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