Kidney/Renal

St. Paul's Doctor Adeera Levin receives 2014 Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence

ISN would like to congratulate ISN President Elect Adeera Levin for receiving the 2014 Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence. CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

A nephrologist and researcher at St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care, and the University of British Columbia, she is the first British Columbia researcher to receive this award.

Kelowna senior donates her kidney to save a life

Kelowna resident Traude Robertson looks upon reaching her 70s as making it to the final chapter of her life.

Desperate attempt for kidney pushes Kelowna man's search overseas (Dr. David Landsberg)

A 32-year-old Kelowna man with a history of what doctors call “bad luck” is making one last desperate attempt to find a kidney match. Jes Jaswal, who has lived more than half his life with no kidneys, is expanding his search to India and China.

Diabetes Canada adopts prevention model touted by AIDS researcher Julio Montaner

Diabetes Canada is adopting a diagnosis-and-treatment model of prevention pioneered by Vancouver-based AIDS researcher Dr. Julio Montaner.

Unlocking a long-held secret reunites a family — and saves a man's life

This story spans more than three-quarters of a century and includes a deeply hidden family secret that was discovered just in time to turn a tragedy into a miracle.

Friends, family rally for McFarland

Margaret McFarland can’t blink back the tears when talking about her young sister, Michelle Oyer of Kamloops.

Nanaimo mom gets a gift of life for Mother’s Day

Most mothers get a flower basket and taken out for breakfast by their kids on Mother’s Day, but one Nanaimo mom will get a life-saving gift from her son.

'It's a big ask': Hundreds of kidney donors needed in B.C. (Dr. David Landsberg)

Glenn Miller needs a new kidney. But so do 513 other British Columbians.

Gift of kidney “overwhelming” (St. Paul's Hospital)

When Pam Easton heard her long-time friend Dale Langford was on dialysis and in need of a kidney, she didn't hesitate to offer hers.

Ultimate act of charity (St. Paul's Hospital)

As a kidney donor recipient, Dustin Burnham has been the benefactor from what he calls the ultimate selfless act—organ donation.

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