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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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HeartLinks Manitoba

The primary goals of Heartlinks Manitoba are to promote organ donor awareness and to provide information and support for its members.  The site is regularly updated with health news and events relevant to heart transplant patients and their families.
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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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Heart Transplant Home Society

The Heart Transplant Home society helps people find affordable housing  while undergoing heart transplant treatment in Vancouver, BC.  If you and/or your caregiver need assistance finding short-term accommodation, ask your heart transplant Social Worker about the HTHS.  If you don't have a transpla…
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Heart Transplant Program Patient Handbook

This booklet provides information about the heart 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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Adult Heart Transplant Program

Although heart transplants are not performed in Manitoba, the Y2 Bergen Cardiac Care Centre at the St. Boniface General Hospital sees pre- and post-transplant patients in their clinic. Ventricular Assist Devices are implanted locally as a bridge to transplant.
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Heart Transplant: A Guide for Patients and Families

This booklet includes the following sections:
  • Referral for heart transplant
  • The journey
  • The waiting period
  • The transplant process
  • The immune response
  • Immunosuppressive medications
  • Infection prevention
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Nutrition after your…
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Cardiac Physiotherapy

Precautions to follow post-surgery, exercise program, walking program.
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Heart Transplant Surgery

What is heart transplant surgery?
Why is it done?
What is done?
What can you expect?
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Adult Heart Transplant

This is a brief summary from LHSC on adult heart transplants, and includes an outline of the treatment options for heart failure, the heart transplant operation, and quality of life.
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Transplant Patient Expense Reimbursement Program (TPER)

The Transplant Patient Expense Reimbursement Program covers the following:
  • Accommodations (up to $1500/month to a maximum of $18,000/year)
  • Includes up to 2 months post-surgery and discharge from the hospital
 
Eligibility:
  • OHIP coverage
  • In need of a heart, heart-lung, or l…