December 2014  

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In this issue:


Giving Tuesday

It’s Giving Tuesday! Support The Kidney Foundation of Canada with your gift today. Your donations help individuals and families affected by kidney disease, and raise public awareness about the importance of kidney health. Giving Tuesday is a special opportunity to help our community. You can donate now for immediate impact. You can also create your own fundraising page or become a volunteer… Did you know that you can even donate your car to The Kidney Foundation? There are so many wonderful ways to help those living with kidney disease this holiday season! Please join us in celebrating GivingTuesday today.

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My First Kidney Transplant

"I've learned along the way that sometimes you have to take a leap of faith. That is never easy to do; just imagine how much harder it is when you have to take a whole family along with you.

In 1958, when fifteen-year-old Moira Johnson was admitted to my care, her life was in jeopardy; she was comatose, having seizures and suffering from kidney failure in its terminal stage. Back then, her prognosis was very poor. Dialysis was considered an extraordinary treatment and kidney transplantation was very much experimental. But there was hope. Moira had an identical twin sister, Nola who was willing to donate a healthy kidney..."

Read Dr. Dossetor's account of the first successful kidney transplant in the Commonwealth.

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Research Priorities of People with Kidney Disease

Because people with kidney disease and those who care for them live with their kidney disease and its treatment every day, it is important to understand what their research priorities are. In a new online survey, researchers from the University of Calgary are inviting them to identify questions (about diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and anything else) that should be studied through research to help improve the treatment and quality of life of people with kidney disease.   

For more information on this survey, visit

  What do you think?  
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Parents living with kidney disease

Looking for a kidney donor in Canada  
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Kidney Community Kitchen

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