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This 6-part video series describes the kidney transplant process. Health care providers will share their knowledge, and people living with kidney disease will share their experiences. It is our hope that these videos will help you learn what you can do to have a successful transplant.

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Organ and Tissue Education (K-12)

Created by Canadian Blood Services in collaboration with Canada’s organ and tissue donation and transplant organizations, this portal collects and shares age-appropriate, easy-to-access and easy-to-use teaching resources for teachers, parents and students from K-12. The goal is to spark interest in…

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Transplant Manitoba

Transplant Manitoba consists of five dynamic teams dedicated to caring for individuals before and after transplant and includes the Gift of Life, the program responsible for coordinating and supporting organ donation in the province. This resource provides Manitobans with information for all aspect…

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Transplant and Medication

BC Transplant resource helps transplant patients simplify life by making medication information easy and accessible. On this page, you can access information regarding general medication, including over-the-counter medication, and specific information on anti-rejection medication. 

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Expressive Writing for Those on The Transplant Journey & Their Caregivers

Presented by the Centre for Living Donation at UHN

Living with a serious disease or life-threatening condition is something that affects the emotional life of patients and those who love and care for them. This is especially true for patients and family members awaiting organ transplants or life-sav…

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Finding a Living Donor: Peer-Led Workshop for Kidney and Liver Transplant Candidates and Advocates

Finding a Living Donor is a practical, interactive, peer-led online workshop for kidney and liver transplant candidates and advocates presented during Living Donation Week 2021. Hosted by UHN

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Life and death with three doses: the current situation in Alberta for transplant recipients

Transplant recipients, by nature of being immunocompromised, are at very high risk for severe outcomes of COVID-19.

Even if they have received three doses of vaccine, with the current level of community transmission, recipients are being advised to essentially avoid all indoor activities outside t…

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Heart, Lung, and Liver Transplants

Although heart, lung and liver transplants are not performed in Saskatchewan, care for those individuals who need transplant, or have received such a transplant, is available in Saskatchewan.
Most Saskatchewan residents who are in need of a heart, lung, or liver transplant are referred by their sp…
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Before, During and After Transplantation

Evaluation
Where do donated organs come from?
Balancing needs
Matching an organ to a person
Surgery
After the transplant
Infections
Rejection
Life after transplant
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Selected complications that can occur after transplantation

Preexisting issues
Cardiovascular complications
Diabetes
Cancer
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Getting to Know Your Transplant Drugs

Corticosteroids
Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune)
Tacrolimus (Prograf)
Mycophenolate (CellCept, Myfortic)
Sirolimus (rapamycin, Rapamune)
Antibody therapy
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Liver Transplant Handbook

This booklet provides information about the liver transplant program at London Health Sciences Centre.  It includes the following chapters:
  • Transplant Assessment
  • Waiting Period
  • Surgery and Recovery
  • Resuming your Lifestyle
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Organ Donation: The Gift of Life

This resource contains the following topics:

  • Transplant Process
  • Before Your Transplant
  • Living with a Transplant
  • After Your Transplant
  • Being a Liver Donor
  • Liver Transplant Resource Library
     
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Peer Support Network

National Help Line:  1.800.563.5483
Email:  clf@liver.ca
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Information for Caregivers

The effects of liver disease are felt by many people, on many levels.  The information on this page has been designed specifically with caregivers in mind, including what to expect, support services, tips, and additional resources.
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After Your Transplant

Most liver transplant recipients are able to return to a normal and healthy lifestyle.  Despite successful surgeries, some liver transplant recipients may experience feelings of stress, anxiety, guilt and depression following their operation.  This page gives an overview of some of the common reaso…
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Living with a Transplant

Documents

Sugar and Healthy Eating

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Liver Transplantation

  • What is a liver transplant?
  • What diseases are most commonly treated by liver transplants?
  • At what stage of liver disease is transplantation considered?
  • Are people with liver cancer considered for transplantation?
  • Are people with alcohol-related liver disease considered for t…
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