In a recently published study in the Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), Dr. Gary Curhan reported that people who consumed one or more servings of sugar-sweetened, non-cola drinks per day had an increased chance (33%) of developing kidney stones.
BC Branch Volunteer Recognition Awards: Call for Nominations Now Open
Who do you think has made a real difference in the lives of lives of people living with kidney disease? BC Branch Volunteer Recognition Awards now accepting nominations. Click here for more information.
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.
Dr. Adeera Levin appointed President of the International Society of Nephrology
The Kidney Foundation of Canada congratulates Dr. Adeera Levin on her appointment as President of the International Society of Nephrology, starting May 2015.
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.
Enthusiastic walkers and runners in 19 BC communities set new records for awareness-raising and fundraising. The Walks have been fun. The prizes, food and entertainment great and funds raised to help The Kidney Foundation’s goal to increase organ donor awareness have surpassed expectation. Thank you all – Walkers, volunteers, sponsors and supporters. To get registered for the 2013 Kidney Walk now, visit www.kidney.ca/bcwalk and click on the map to find the Walk in your community.