Kidney

Resource Name: Kidney
Short Description: Kidney (Renal) Disease
Description:

The Kidney Foundation of Canada exists for the enhancement of kidney health and the reduction and, if possible, the elimination of the burden of kidney diseases. The primary beneficiaries are people at risk of or affected by kidney disease.

The Kidney Foundation provides:

Hope
New knowledge and treatments generating hope will exist in the following areas:
Knowledge of the kidney and kidney disease.
Methods by which the new knowledge from research results can be translated into the treatment, prevention, and slowing of the progression of kidney disease.

Support
To achieve optimal health status, all people affected by kidney disease have access to healthcare and to wellness, socio-emotional, and financial support including:
Equitable access to appropriate cost-effective treatment, as close to home as possible, regardless of background and personal circumstances.
Timely access to successful long-term organ transplantation, if desired and appropriate.
Comfort for those who withdraw from or do not wish dialysis treatment.

Empowerment
All people affected by kidney disease are empowered to maximize their outcomes.
People have the knowledge to make effective choices to prevent, minimize, and seek treatment for kidney disease.
People can advocate for themselves and others when navigating the system.
The kidney community has a sense of belonging and a collective voice.

Engagement
An informed Canadian public understands and responds to the impact of kidney disease.
Effective provincial and federal policies and strategies exist for kidney research, kidney care, organ donation, and transplantation.

City: Vancouver
Province: BC
Phone Number: 1-800-567-8112
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