Kidney/Renal

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.

Tyler returns to the waiting list (St. Paul's Hospital)

The last time The Morning Star met Tyler Watson, he was two years old, sporting bright yellow overalls and scooting down a plastic toddler-sized slide in his living room.

Kidney-seeking Langford granddad puts ad on truck, gets four inquiries

Mark Cunningham’s advertisement for a kidney on the back of his truck isn’t conventional, but it has curb appeal. 

PROOF Centre Collaboration Focuses on Prognostic Biomarkers for Chronic Kidney Disease

Today the Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre) announced a new partnership with AstraZeneca and the Canadian Study of Prediction of Death, Dialysis and Interim Cardiovascular Events (CanPREDDICT) to develop a blood test to predict the rate of disease progression in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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