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 : Kidneys and Women’s Health

World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day are commemorated on the same day in 2018, offering us the opportunity to reflect on the importance of women’s health and specifically their kidney health. Women living with chronic kidney disease face unique challenges, such as fertility, sexuality and pregnancy. These topics are discussed in this new webinar.

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.

PKD Treatment Results Published

New results for the treatment of later-stage polycystic kidney disease were recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Authors conclude that “Tolvaptan resulted in a slower decline than placebo in the estimated GFR over a 1-year period in patients with later-stage ADPKD.” More information.

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Kidney March For Your Inspiration Session
information session

Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you interested in Kidney March, thinking about signing up?  Why not join us for this FYI session. Worried about raising funds? Or are you wondering if walking 100 km is just plain crazy?! Maybe (like most of us!) you’ve got questions about both. Inspiration Sessions are THE BEST place to chat about the in’s and out’s. Learn about Kidney March and The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

FYI Sessions are open to everyone so feel free to bring a friend (or two)!
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Location: 6007 1A Street SW, Calgary Alberta
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Kidney March EXPO
Sun, 22 Apr 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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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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