Throughout the past several weeks, awards ceremonies across the country have recognized those individuals, corporations, and groups which have gone above and beyond in their support of The Kidney Foundation. We applaud their efforts and value the relationships which help us to build a stronger kidney community across Canada.
For more information on these awards:
The National Recognition Awards
The Bresinger Award of Excellence
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..