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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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The Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Wellness Hub

The Kidney Foundation has created a unique and FREE online platform to help support the physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing of kidney patients and caregivers. Wherever you are on your kidney journey — newly diagnosed with kidney disease, living with reduced kidney function, on dialysis…

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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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Kidney Transplant Recipient Information

This information will help you decide if kidney transplant is right for you. It will help you and your family learn about the steps of receiving a kidney transplant and about living kidney donation. Each topic explains what a person goes through before a transplant, the waiting time, and what happe…

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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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Transplant Connect Peer Support Group

New Transplant Connect Group Launches During Be a Donor Month 

On April 26th, The Kidney Foundation will launch a new Transplant Connect group as part of their Kidney Connect Peer Support program offerings. The group will provide support to post-transplant recipients, their loved ones and living d…

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Transplant Ambassador Program

Transplant Ambassadors are either kidney donors or transplant recipients who volunteer for shifts in clinics to connect with patients at all stages of the kidney journey prior to transplant.  During the pandemic, they are available by phone, email or conference call.
 
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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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My Transplant Coach Canada

My Transplant Coach Canada is an interactive, online, video-based decision aid for patients with kidney failure. It uses animated videos to help Canadian patients understand what treatment options are available, so they can make informed decisions that are right for them.

My Transplant Coach Canad…

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BC Transplant: Patient Education Webinars

Kidney Transplant & Finding a Living Donor Recorded Session

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Kidney Transplantation in Saskatchewan

Click below to learn more about Kidney Transplantation in Saskatchewan

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The Living Donor Kidney Transplant Process

The English version of the document can be found by clicking 'Visit Resource' below
 
This document is also available in other languages:
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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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Alberta Health Services: Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation

Organ and tissue donation services in Alberta are provided using a collaborative approach by specialized programs located within Edmonton and Calgary.
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