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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The A-Moose-Ing Race, July 4 2015
The A-Moose-ing Race is a citywide event in which teams of two participate in challenges (checkpoints) located throughout the City of Moose Jaw. Teams will have 5 hours to complete 10 checkpoints that combine traditional race elements of endurance, speed and athletics, with puzzle solving, quick thinking and testing of their comfort zones.
We invite you to participate for yourself or in honour of a loved one. For more information, to register as a Team or Volunteer, or support a Team, please click here.