Dr. Amit Garg honoured with the Young Investigator Award

The Kidney Foundation of Canada congratulates Dr. Amit Garg for being honoured with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Young Investigator Award, presented annually to an individual 45 years of age or younger with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to the functions and diseases of the kidney.
 
Dr. Amit Garg, based in London, Ont., was presented with the award during ASN Kidney Week 2016 that gathered 13,000 kidney health professional in Chicago between Nov. 15 and 20. For more information: http://newswise.com/articles/the-american-society-of-nephrology-honors-leader-in-the-fight-against-kidney-disease

Transplant documentary premiere Nov. 17

The world broadcast premiere of Vital Bonds, a documentary about transplant medicine, is on CBC television’s The Nature of Things on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at 8 pm EST. After that date, the documentary will be available online.

Alberta Health Services collaborated with the CBC and National Film Board to produce this fascinating documentary about transplantation. It features breakthrough discoveries made by scientists and the wonders achieved by surgeons in operation rooms. Vital Bonds also brings heartbreaking stories to the public, including that of parents about to lose their beloved son and making the difficult yet admirable decision to donate.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada encourages families to talk about their decisions and to register their wishes through the appropriate provincial channels. To find out more, visit https://kidney.ca/organ-donation/registries. Watch the preview of Vital Bonds, and a Kidney Foundation public service announcement about organ donation.

Congratulations to the TOP FUNDRAISERS at this year's KRGS Events! Winners are...


WINNIPEG
Top Team: Grady's Gang
Top Individual: Evelyn Smith
 
BRANDON
Top Team: Team Anderson
Top Individual: Barry Riche
 
MORDEN
Top Team: Jen's Angels
Top Individual: Russell Kossack

Need Information on Kidney Disease?

The newly-revised 5th edition of our patient handbook is an invaluable resource for patients and healthcare professionals alike. This well-received update now includes two books, Living with Reduced Kidney Function and Living with Kidney Failure, and is available online or through renal units across the country.

Announcing 2016 Funding for Alport Syndrome Research

The Alport Syndrome Foundation (ASF), Pedersen Family, and The Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) Research Funding Program are pleased to announce that joint funding has been awarded for two new research projects on Alport Syndrome, a rare genetic kidney disease.
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Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert Awarded The Kidney Foundation of Canada 2016 Medal for Research Excellence

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce prolific scientist and renowned transplant researcher Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert of Montreal as the recipient of the 2016 Medal for Research Excellence. Dr. Hébert’s major research focus is related to the pivotal role of renal fibrosis in chronic kidney disease and transplant rejection.
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Check out our summer 2016 newsletter!

The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch is pleased to present its electronic newsletter for summer 2016. Check it out for stories about our volunteer Mario Kostanjevic; what it's like to have your loved one diagnosed with kidney failure; our Drop the Pop program; food safety tips for healthy kidneys; and to see some photos from some of our spring fundraisers. To download our newsletter and/or read our interview with Phyllis Lathlin from The Pas, visit our News & Events page.

Cover of Kidney Care Connection summer 2016

New Reimbursement Program for Home Hemo-Dialysis Patients

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased that Manitoba patients who treat their kidney disease independently, at home, will now be reimbursed for the extra water and power costs incurred during these treatments. The Province of Manitoba approved proposals submitted by the Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis Patient Action Group and the Manitoba Branch of the Kidney Foundation for this important initiative. The Manitoba Branch will administer the Home Hemo-Dialysis Reimbursement Program. Click here for more info about the New Reimbursement Program for Home Hemo Dialysis Patients


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You can download your forms for this program here:

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Download The Perfect Storm

There is a strong relationship between diabetes and kidney disease. There is an even stronger relationship when you also have high blood pressure and are overweight. This booklet will help us learn what we need to know about our risk of kidney disease and what we can do about it.

The Perfect Storm booklet

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Is there an old unwanted vehicle sitting in a field, garage, alley or parking lot of your life? Instead of sitting there going to rust, give that old car a new life by donating it to Kidney Car. We are looking all type of vehicles. trucks, motorhomes, motorcycles ATV’s even farm equipment!

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