In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Atlantic Branch is celebrating the contributions of all the amazing volunteers who give their time so generously to our organization! We cannot thank you enough for all that you do! We want to share some stories about our volunteers during this week so you can all see just how wonderful they are! Please join us in saying thank you to the many volunteers in our communities who make such appreciated contributions!
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Dot Miller - Newfoundland & Labrador
Ann Henderson - New Brunswick
Gaudet Familiy - Prince Edward Island
Kelly Brockerville - Newfoundland & Labrador
Dorothy Roode - Nova Scotia
Donnie Blair - Nova Scotia
Recent study calls for evidence-based Canadian guidelines for CKD screening
A study recently published in Canadian Medical Association Journal estimated the prevalence of kidney disease among Canadian adults at 12.5% for the period 2007-2009, representing about 3 million Canadian adults.
Baxter issued an Important Medical Device Safety Information communication regarding its HomeChoice and HomeChoice Pro Automated PD Systems. Incorrect programming of these systems may result in overfill problems leading to patient injury. For more details: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26521a-eng.php.
Hockey legend and longtime host of CBC’s Coach’s Corner, Don Cherry is donating his 1997 Yukon to The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Kidney Car program on World Kidney Day.
Three researchers well known to The Kidney Foundation - Drs. Brenda Hemmelgarn and Braden Manns from the University of Calgary, and their colleague Dr. Marcello Tonelli from the University of Alberta – were among those chosen to receive the prestigious CIHR-CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Award.