Giving Tuesday

Thank you for your recent generosity to The Kidney Foundation of Canada this Giving Tuesday. You raised more than our goal of $20,000 for the kidney cause!

Making essential imaging tests safer for people at risk of acute kidney injury

UCalgary team funded by Kidney Foundation discovers how to better protect the kidneys. Read more.

HCCC Recommendations on the Implementation of National Pharmacare

Health Charities Coalition of Canada (HCCC), a member-based organization dedicated to advocating for sound public policy on health issues, presented its submission to the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. As a member of HCCC, The Kidney Foundation of Canada fully supports the submission, which includes 6 key patient-centered recommendations for inclusion in the implementation of a national pharmacare program. Read the submission.

RE/MAX PRESENTS: WHL SUITS UP WITH DON CHERRY TO PROMOTE ORGAN DONATION RAISES OVER $265,500

The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s largest public awareness and fundraising campaign for organ donation has raised more than $265,500. 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.

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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.

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