Face the facts about kidney disease, dialysis and organ donation in Canada. Kidney disease is a serious health issue which affects 1 in 10 Canadians. Millions more are at risk.
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One in 10 Canadians has kidney disease. Millions more are at risk, but many don’t know the signs, symptoms or causes behind the disease. March is Kidney Health Month and The Kidney Foundation of Canada encourages Canadians to take this opportunity to consider ways to keep their kidneys in good health. World Kidney Day is March 9, 2017. This year’s theme “Kidney Disease and Obesity” promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating a healthy lifestyle and healthcare strategy recommendations that tackle the magnitude of the burden of obesity and kidney 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 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.