Living With Kidney Disease

Did You Know that the most recent statistics show that 1 in 10 Canadians has kidney disease and millions more are at risk.

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On August 19  John celebrated his  5 year anniversary of having his transplant. It was a true Gift of Life when Debbie gave John Her kidney.  We did home hemodialysis for about 4 years.

We said our final Goodbye to Sophia  in September 2010, about a month after the transplant.  We will always be grateful to the nurses and staff at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa.

We give back as much as we can by joining the Patient Advisory Council of Lakeridge Health, Patient events by the PAC,  Peer Support for the Hospital as well as Peer Support with The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

This morning we were at Lakeview Park in Oshawa helping with the Kidney Foundation Walk Of Life.  

If you would like to make a donation: Click Here:  Kidney Walk

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The economic Benefit of a Kidney Transplant

  • The cost of in-centre hemodialysis, the most common treatment for kidney failure, is about $83,000 per patient per year.
  • Home-based dialysis such as peritoneal dialysis and home  hemodialysis are less costly, ranging from $30,000 to $58,000 per year per patient.
  • Overall, regardless of the type, dialysis costs the Canadian health care system $2.5 billion per year.
  • The initial one-year cost of a kidney transplant is $120,000. Transplanation follow-up costs, including medication, drop to under $22,500 per year in subsequent years.
  • Over five years, each kidney transplant saves the health system $200,000 compared to the most common form of dialysis.

There is an urgent need to educate Canadians about organ donation. Agreeing to donate your organs is an act of great love that could make a huge difference and save many lives. But it is critical your family knows your wishes should they be faced with making the decision on your behalf.
Be a Donor – Because Transplants saves Lives