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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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Canadian Society of Transplantation Statement on Monkeypox

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The field is rapidly evolving, and as such, some of the guidance might change over time. Any clinical decisions should be made in consideration of the latest available information.

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These guidelines were written by the Canadian Society of Transplantation’s Transplant Infectious…

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TransplantLyfe

Built by patients for patients, www.transplantlyfe.com is Lyfebulb's peer-to-peer connectivity platform for transplant recipients, donors and care partners that enables users to connect on a personal level under the shared topic of transplantation. Interested people are able to share experiences, e…

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Engaging beyond the usual suspects: Challenges and opportunities from the patient perspective

Dr. Tamara L. McCarron, Karen Moffat, Heather Martens, Nancy Verdin Learning objectives:

1. Discuss the role of patient in health research

2. Consider ways to implement meaningful patient engagement to reduce inequities 3.

Explore engagement challenges in health research from the patient perspec…

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Exploring the promise of cardiac rehabilitation for the pediatric transplant population

Learning Objectives:

* Recognize current limitations in exercise capacity and physical activity for pediatric transplant recipients

* Review potential impacts of cardiac rehabilitation in pediatric transplant recipients

* Review current work aiming to evaluate exercise interventions in pediatric…

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Taking Life-Saving Medications? Ask for a Care Plan!

Anyone who takes life-saving medications should have a care plan. A care plan is a way to share important medical and medication information, as well as steps to take in an emergency. It can be valuable to the individual, their support team, and new health care providers.

SafeMedicationUse.ca has …

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COVID-19 pre-exposure prophylaxis (prevention) with monoclonal antibodies

During this webinar, participants learned about the need for monoclonal antibodies for the prevention of COVID-19 in specific populations and presenters discussed the science of monoclonal antibodies and explained the eligibility criteria to receive monoclonal antibodies.

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Explore Health Stories: The Value of Digital Storytelling to Amplify the Patient Voice

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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 recipients moving to/from BC

Specialized post-transplant care is essential for all transplant recipients. This resource from BC Transplant outlines some of the important steps to consider when planning a move to or from B.C.

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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.
 
The site includes Top Ten T…
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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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Third dose of COVID-19 Vaccination in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

CDTRP Special Webinar: Third dose of COVID-19 Vaccination in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

The standard two-dose vaccine immunization may provide limited immunity against COVID-19 disease for organ transplant recipients. To help increase immunity, boosters of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are now…

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Controlled organ donation after circulatory determination of death: scoping the ethical terrain

Controlled donation after circulatory determination of death (cDCDD) has proven an important strategy for increasing the pool of eligible organ donors. Yet, despite growing acceptance and implementation of cDCDD in many jurisdictions, ethical controversy surrounding aspects of the practice remains …

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CIHR: Ethics Guidance for Developing Partnerships with Patients and Researchers

This guidance was designed to help researchers and patients develop research partnerships in the design or conduct of research – a process known as patient-engaged research. 

The guidance and accumulated wisdom in the document draw on the experiences of the authors, comments during consultations, …

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Explore Transplant Ontario - Transplant and Living Donation

Explore Transplant Ontario is an education program designed for Ontarians with kidney failure, along with their families, friends, potential living donors and healthcare providers. Its purpose is to explain the available kidney transplant options so that those living with kidney failure can make we…

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