Bill C-223, otherwise known as the Canadian Organ Donor Registry Act, was defeated in the House of Commons June 15 on a vote of 171 to 131. The private member’s bill was brought to the House by the Honourable Ziad Aboultaif, MP for Edmonton-Manning. The purpose of this enactment sought to establish the Canadian Organ Donor Registry and to coordinate and promote organ donation throughout Canada. Learn more
SeeKD targeted screening program helps early detection of CKD risk in Canadians
At the first Kidney March in 2010 we told people we wanted to launch a targeted screening & testing program for those most at risk. Thanks to all of our Marchers and their donors for your support in helping to make this important work possible! As Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn (6 time Kidney Marcher) states in the article, "This targeted screening program was able to identify a high proportion of participants at risk of CKD and a greater proportion of participants with unrecognized chronic kidney disease." Click here to read the story..
Meet Carol Shinkewski, a dedicated volunteer for The Kidney Foundation in Saskatoon.