March 2015  

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In this issue:


March is Kidney Health Month

Throughout March – Kidney Health Month – The Kidney Foundation of Canada, its partners and volunteers work together to host awareness events aimed at raising the profile of kidney disease and organ and tissue donation. Consult our Events Calendar or call your local Kidney Foundation office to find events in your area.

Encourage your friends, family members and colleagues to think about their own kidney health this month by passing on these three suggestions:

  • Control your blood sugar level and monitor your blood pressure.
  • Eat healthy, keep your weight in check, and be active.
  • Get your kidney function checked with a simple blood test, especially if you are at risk.

Start your journey towards maintaining kidney health! Complete our online risk assessment tool at

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Kidney Health for All

This year we will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of World Kidney Day, a global event which draws attention to kidney health. This year’s theme, Kidney Health for All, raises awareness around the world that we are not all equal with regard to kidney disease and access to treatment.

On March 12, 2015, invite someone to drink a glass of water to celebrate their kidneys. With this symbolic gesture you can make people more conscious about their lifestyle choices and encourage prevention. Water may protect your kidneys, but it won’t cure Chronic Kidney Disease.

For more information on World Kidney Day visit


  World Kidney Day 2015  
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Dr. Shiv Jindal, the Philantropist

In 2007, Dr. Jindal and his wife, Sarita, donated $1 million towards a Research Chair focusing on the primary prevention of kidney disease at the Ottawa Hospital. It's a program he hopes will one day reduce the need for people to undergo dialysis and kidney transplants.

Read Dr. Shiv Jindal's story: Stopping Kidney Disease Before It Starts

  Dr. Shiv Jindal  
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Question about donation

A caregiver looking for support  
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Kidney Community Kitchen

Breakfast Burritos
Zippy Strawberry Salad

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