Kidney/Renal

Link found between wealth and living kidney donation rates

While cultural differences have often been cited as a barrier to living kidney donation in certain racial and ethnic groups, Dr. Jagbir Gill and his colleagues have found a strong correlation between median household income and living kidney donation, with significantly lower rates of living donation in lower income populations, irrespective of race.

Socioeconomic factors, not culture, the culprit to low living kidney donations

Friday, August 30, 2013, Vancouver BC – A new study by a St. Paul’s Hospital transplant nephrologist finds socioeconomic status supersedes cultural factors as it relates to living kidney donation.  The study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), examined living kidney donation rates in the African American and White populations in the United States (US).

Rare double transplant performed at St. Paul's Hospital

Doctors at St. Paul's Hospital performed a rare heart and kidney on the same patient, with both organs coming from a single donor.

Doctors at St. Paul's Hospital performed a rare heart and kidney transplant on the same patient, with both organs coming from a single donor.

Kidney dialysis treatment

A study based at St. Paul’s Hospital shows the more patients are involved in their kidney dialysis treatment, the better the outcome. Elaine Yong explains.

St Paul’s medical milestone

Thu, Aug 1 – St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver celebrated a transplant milestone today … kidney transplant number 2000. Linda Aylesworth reports. 

St. Paul's Hospital reaches 2,000 transplant milestone

St. Paul's Hospital celebrates a major milestone – 2,000 kidney transplants.

St. Paul's Hospital celebrates a major milestone – 2,000 kidney transplants.

The Night Shift

first incentre dialysis program in BC

The first in-centre nocturnal dialysis program in B.C., currently being piloted at St. Paul’s Hospital, holds promise as a real life-changer for kidney patients.

A chain of faith, a gift of life

Jacqueline Nemeth was born with two kidneys, but today she has four — and she has no idea who the other two came from. What she does know is that organ donations from two complete strangers have saved her life, twice. And that a national program, the Living Donor Paired Exchange, is making these anonymous gifts possible for others like her. “It’s really opened up opportunities for recipients to search through all of Canada,” Nemeth said, sitting in St. Paul’s hospital with her husband Joe just six weeks after her second transplant.

B.C.’s Transplant Teams Set New Records…Again

BC Transplant and transplant recipients across the province are celebrating this summer with a record number of transplants performed in one month

'My son needs me': Kidney donor desperately sought for single mom (Dr. David Landsberg)

A single mother is hopeful that she'll find a living donor to buy her more time with her young son.

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