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.

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.

Organ transplant rate has climbed steadily in B.C. (Dr. David Landsberg)

George Keulen was 28 years old when he was told he had only a few months to live. The cystic fibrosis he had been battling his entire life was taking over, leaving him unable to walk more than 20 steps without gasping for breath.

B.C. transplant specialist says drug overdose organ donors on the rise (Dr. David Landsberg)

There has been a spike in the proportion of organs coming from donors who have died of drug overdoses in British Columbia, says a leading transplant specialist.

Letter to the Editor: Organ Shortages (Drs. Jagbir Gill, John Gill and David Landsberg)

Re It Takes More Than Laws To Boost Organ Donations (Jan. 17): Important information in support of André Picard’s position that it takes more than laws to boost organ donation rates is the fact family members of severely brain injured patients overwhelmingly (90 per cent) agree to organ donation when they are asked.

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