Kidney Disease: Am I At Risk? The Kidney Foundation of Canada is hosting a presentation and panel discussion on kidney disease, its causes, risk factors, what you can do to prevent it, and how to better manage your kidney health on Thursday, March 9, 6:30 pm. Click here to RSVP.
High blood pressure (also called hypertension) may cause chronic kidney disease. The reverse is also true: chronic kidney disease frequently causes high blood pressure. So preserving your heart may help preserve your kidney. Learn more about the link between kidney disease and heart disease.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is proud to announce several new partnerships as part of the 2017 KRESCENT competition. New partners include Alberta Innovates, The PKD Foundation of Canada, Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical, Ontario Renal Network and Can-SOLVE CKD Network.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information has released its annual dialysis and organ donation statistics, highlighting data that shows the risk of patients being hospitalized is highest in their first week of dialysis, and that patients younger than 18 are at highest risk. Also available is the annual Canadian Organ Replacement Register, 2006 to 2015, which provides annual statistics including data tables and figures, CIHI snapshot, methodology notes and data quality documentation. To find out more, visit www.cihi.ca.
The Kidney Foundation has developed a series of videos about polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and its impact on families, both those personally affected and those offering love and support. Three families, including that of National President Paul Kidston, share their personal journeys and discuss their engagement with the Foundation. We invite you to meet them.
Three hundred kidney marchers and crew wrapped up their 100 km, three-day walk from Millarville through K-Country to Calgary arriving September 11 at Canada Olympic Park (COP). Kidney March is a transformational event designed to raise awareness and funds for kidney disease and organ donation. Marchers and crew descended the hill into the Festival Tent at 3 pm, thereby completing their 100 km journey with Mayor Naheed Nenshi offering his congratulations.
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Kidney March Expo
We look forward to seeing all past and future Kidney Marchers. Bring your friends and family!
Open to anyone interested in Kidney March and to Kidney Marchers wanting tips and tricks. Curious about Kidney March? Please come and join us. Check out the KM store with brand new swag, visit our booths featuring massage therapists, the Running Room and a chiropractor.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 10 am - 2 pm
Delta Calgary South
Bonavista Ballroom, 135 Southland Drive, Calgary
KIDNEY DISEASE: AM I AT RISK?
Thu, 09 Mar 2017
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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.