Effective June 3, 2015, JINARC™ (tolvaptan) was made commercially available for use in Canada. It is the first treatment in Canada for patients living with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased to have the opportunity each year to celebrate its many volunteers and supporters through its National Recognition Program. Most recently, Foundation representatives had the opportunity to present Alex Lifeson, guitarist with the Canadian band RUSH, with a Public Awareness Award.
Your experiences as a patient, caregiver, researcher and or healthcare professional can help identify the top research priorities in transplantation and donation within the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP) in order to improve the treatment and the quality of life of transplanted patients and patients waiting for a transplant. For more details visit www.kidney.ca/surveys.
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.
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Fright Night - Friday, Oct 2, 2015
Fright Night Fashion Gala is an exquisite evening of glitz, fine dining, drinks, enjoyable company and exciting prizes in a sophisticated atmosphere. It will be a night to remember. Saskatchewan’s own creative designers are already at work designing and sewing exclusive costumes for the event. The evening’s main attraction will be a fashion show featuring these works of art; however, for those fortunate to take home one of these Halloween costumes, they may consider the highlight to be the live auction following the show. Throughout the evening you will be inspired by stories shared by patients, organ donors and organ recipients whose lives have been deeply impacted by kidney disease. Funds raised from the event will go toward research, education and support for those living with kidney disease in Saskatchewan.Click here for more information about this fashionable yet SPOOKY event.