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.
Top Team: Grady's Gang
Top Individual: Evelyn Smith
Top Team: Team Anderson
Top Individual: Barry Riche
Top Team: Jen's Angels
Top Individual: Russell Kossack
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.
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.
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
Thu, 09 Mar 2017
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Living Organ Donation Reimbursement Program (LODERP)
You can download your forms for this program here:
Application Verification Form
Expense Claim Form
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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!