Mother and pre-schooler cut the ribbon at Kidney Walk to celebrate gift of life

Kidney Walk is personal for single mom Elicia Fortin of Lethbridge and her four year old son Kaidyn. When they cut the ribbon on Saturday May 12, they will be celebrating Elicia giving Kaidyn the gift of life. Meet Elicia and Kaidyn at Kidney Walk at Henderson Lake in Lethbridge at 9 am. Read more.

Kidney March Mini Marchers kick off their 1st kilometre

A small but mighty crew has taken to pathways across Alberta to walk 100k’s in 100 days - one kilometre at a time.  Sam McKail, the original mini marcher, completed 100 kilometres last year when he was just two. Five year old Michael McGraw is joining Sam this year and he's not the only one! Read more.

Kidney Failure Comes at High Financial Cost for Many Canadians

A new report released by The Kidney Foundation of Canada shows that a significant proportion of Canadians undergoing dialysis treatment experience financial hardship as a result of the extra costs associated with kidney disease. More information.

Kidney Foundation of Canada across Alberta launching campaign to increase organ donation as Kidney Health Month begins

The statistics are well-known, especially to Canadians waiting for a transplant: there are 4,585 Canadians on the list, and, in 2016, 260 Canadians died while waiting. “It is unacceptable that people are dying as they wait on a list,” says Joyce Van Deurzen, Executive Director, Kidney Foundation of Canada (Southern Alberta). “Today, we are proud to formally launch our More Transplants campaign across Alberta on behalf of those who are waiting.” Read more. Visit MoreTransplants.ca.

Dr. Peter Nickerson Awarded Kidney Foundation Medal for Research Excellence

Dr. Nickerson has earned an international reputation as a leader in kidney transplant research. His groundbreaking work is helping to advance clinical practice in Canada by providing doctors a better understanding of why transplanted kidneys are rejected and detecting signs of organ rejection earlier. Learn more

Webinar on Kidney Transplantation and Living Donation

In celebration of the National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, we presented, on April 19, a webinar featuring Dr. John Gill, clinician scientist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, and Sylvie Charbonneau, President of the Quebec Branch of The Kidney Foundation. The recording of the webinar is now available.

Impacts and Outcomes of Kidney Research

The 2017 report, Impacts and Outcomes of Kidney Research, focuses on transplantation and partnerships. The Kidney Foundation is proud to partner with two major research networks, both of which have patients as integral partners. View the 2017 report.

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