Angels Amongst Us

June 23, 2017 - It is with sad hearts that Branch staff, volunteers and supporters remember Jennifer Derksen from Morden who passed away on June 21st. 

A key volunteer for Manitoba Branch, Jennifer was a very special, kind lady who first approached us to learn of ways she could assist others affected by kidney disease in Manitoba.  Before long she offered to take on lead roles, and most recently organized the first Kidney Walk at Morden, in September of last year.  Her conviction was contagious and she engaged many, many supporters and volunteers.... Read more.

New Reimbursement Program for Home Hemo-Dialysis Patients

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased that Manitoba patients who treat their kidney disease independently, at home, will now be reimbursed for the extra water and power costs incurred during these treatments. The Province of Manitoba approved proposals submitted by the Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis Patient Action Group and the Manitoba Branch of the Kidney Foundation for this important initiative. The Manitoba Branch will administer the Home Hemo-Dialysis Reimbursement Program. Click here for more info about the New Reimbursement Program for Home Hemo Dialysis Patients

Need Information on Kidney Disease?

The newly-revised 5th edition of our patient handbook is an invaluable resource for patients and healthcare professionals alike. This well-received update now includes two books, Living with Reduced Kidney Function and Living with Kidney Failure, and is available online or through renal units across the country.

Call for applications: KRESCENT Program Director

The Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program (KRESCENT) has had a major impact on kidney scientist training in Canada. The program has graduated over 80 trainees, many of whom have gone on to become leaders in the kidney research field. Kevin Burns, who has been the Program Chair since the beginning of the program, is stepping down from this role. We invite interested individuals wishing to express their interest in this position to visit for more information.


Living Organ Donation Reimbursement Program (LODERP)

You can download your forms for this program here:

Application form
Appointment Verification Form
Expense Claim Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Income Verification

Download The Perfect Storm

There is a strong relationship between diabetes and kidney disease. There is an even stronger relationship when you also have high blood pressure and are overweight. This booklet will help us learn what we need to know about our risk of kidney disease and what we can do about it.

The Perfect Storm booklet

Donate Your Car, Boat, Trailer, Motorcycle... To Kidney Car

Is there an old unwanted vehicle sitting in a field, garage, alley or parking lot of your life? Instead of sitting there going to rust, give that old car a new life by donating it to Kidney Car. We are looking all type of vehicles. trucks, motorhomes, motorcycles ATV’s even farm equipment!

WHL Suits up with Don Cherry

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is excited to announce we have teamed up with Don Cherry, the WHL, and REMAX to launch and promote organ donation in Canada as part of our nation effort to increase organ transplant rates by 50% over 5 years!

Starting on September 30th, 17 “Suit up with Don Cherry” nights will be held throughout Western Canada in an effort to increase awareness and ensure Canada becomes a leader in organ donation rates.

So whether you are a hockey fan, have been affected by kidney disease, or just want to ensure Canada becomes a global leader, join us at on one of these game nights!

If you live in Manitoba, join us on October 20 when the Brandon Wheat Kings take on the Vancouver Giants at Brandon's Westman Place.

The first 3000 fans will have a chance to win 1/1000 Don Cherry bobbleheads and all fans will receive a Don Cherry hockey card. 

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