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

Local family to drop the puck to celebrate organ donation at Medicine Hat Tigers hockey game
When Cassidy Creasy drops the puck at the Tigers game on Saturday March 3, her mom, who is also her kidney donor, will be at her side. Sandy Creasy donated a kidney to her daughter three years ago after Cassidy’s kidneys were damaged by e-coli when she was seven years old. The Medicine Hat family is celebrating Sandy’s kidney donation to Cassidy at a special Tigers game to shine the spotlight on organ donation. Read more.

Medicine Hat Tigers Suit Up With Don Cherry to Promote Organ Donation

Sat, March 3, 7:30 pm, Canalta Centre, Medicine Hat
In a series of games across the west, the Western Hockey League has partnered with RE/MAX to present WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry to Promote Organ Donation – Presented by RE/MAX to raise the roof for organ donation. Fans will receive a Don Cherry bobblehead, and a one-of-a-kind trading card signed by Don Cherry. Read more. Tickets here.

New Webinar: Celebrating National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW)

In celebration of NOTDAW, join us on April 19th for 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. Dr. Gill will be speaking on kidney transplantation and living donation and Ms Charbonneau will share her experience donating a kidney to her son as well as her dream to change the world one kidney at a time. Click here to register.

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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Kidney March EXPO
Come and see how much fun you can have at Kidney March 2018!

Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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Annual kick-off event for Kidney March!

We are in search of more heroes to join our 9th Kidney March. Together we can build national momentum to boost organ donation and fight kidney disease in 2018. Invite family and friends from across Canada to join you in this unforgettable journey. Fund advances in kidney research and valuable patient programs. Imagine how far you can go when failure is not an option. 


10 AM – Expo booths
11 AM – FYI session
12:30 PM – Walking tips, fundraising tips, hear from Marchers
2 PM – 5 KM training walk


Location: Delta Calgary South, Bonavista Ballroom | 135 Southland Drive Calgary
Fees: expo is free to attend
Contact: 1.866.956.2724
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Kidney Walk - Lethbridge
Sat, 12 May 2018
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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.




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