Kidney/Renal

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.

A new kidney for Tyler Watson (St. Paul's Hospital)

When Tenille Haberstock was considering what to give her brother for his 20th birthday, she didn’t head to the mall or go online to find the perfect present.

Incremental rise in organ donations still below target (Dr. David Landsberg)

Canada’s overall organ donation rate is up over the last decade, but the country is still falling short of other wealthy nations and its own transplantation goals, according to a new report from Canadian Blood Services.

St. Paul's dialysis patients prepare to display 'Art Cart' creations

A little art show at St. Paul’s Hospital this weekend has profound meaning for the patients who spent long hours in treatment creating it.

Incremental rise in organ donations still below target (Dr. David Landsberg)

Canada’s overall organ donation rate is up over the last decade, but the country is still falling short of other wealthy nations and its own transplantation goals, according to a new report from Canadian Blood Services.

Canada’s deceased donation rate is now 18.2 per million people, up 29 per cent from 14.1 per million people in 2006.

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Dr. Adeera Levin interviewed on CBC's On the Coast

Dr. Adeera Levin will co-lead a $59-million kidney disease initiative.

B.C. team co-leads $59M kidney disease initiative

A research team from British Columbia will co-lead a major new initiative to reduce the number of people affected by kidney disease across Canada.

Vancouver doctor co-leads national kidney disease project

A $59-million, five-year national research program into kidney disease announced Thursday will be led from B.C. and Alberta.

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