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Kidney disease no laughing matter- but there will be plenty of laughs at Stand Up for the Cure

Somewhere between Sri Lanka, Ottawa, Toronto and Boston, Dr. Lakshman Gunaratnam found a passion for nephrology, the study of kidneys. Now, that passion drives a philanthropic spirit that fills London's kidney community with hope....and laughter. 

Celebrating our Diverse Group of Volunteers

Dedicated, dynamic, diverse and dependable are just a few words that describe the talented volunteers here at The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

It's National Volunteer Week and all week long, we will be sharing stories about volunteers and the various ways that they choose to volunteer their time.

Meet our volunteers

Listen Up: Register to be an organ donor

Recent statistics from Trillium Gift of Life Network suggest that 1.8 million Ontarians mistakenly believe they are registered donors.

Make sure you're registered by checking your status at

Fast facts for your water cooler conversations this week:
  • Nearly 76% of those on the transplant wait list, are waiting for a kidney.
  • 46.5% of transplants are from living donors.
  • Median wait time for a deceased-donor kidney transplant is 4 years.
  • Canada has a Living Donor Paired Exchange Registry if you are interested in learning about anonymous donation. 
  Learn More 
Kidney Community Kitchen

Tired of the same meals? How about trying
something new.

Spicy Shrimp Linguine

Become a Volunteer

Feature Opportunity: Kidney Clothes Ambassador We need your assistance to help provide leadership and support to our Kidney Clothes program.

Upcoming Events

Kidney Connect Peer Support Meetings
(Monthly group meetings are held in Kitchener, Thunder Bay, Mississauga, Niagara and Oshawa). 

Stand Up for the Cure (London) - April 27, 2017  
Alive to Strive (Ottawa) -
April 30, 2017 
Ontario Branch AGM - May 6, 2017

Celebrity Men (Sarnia) - May 25, 2017 
Celebrity Men (Windsor), May 26, 2017  
Celebrity Men (Waterloo), June 8, 2017

News Links

Seven of the most common myths about organ donation debunked
Canada News Wire

Organ donation week a time for discussions with loved ones
CTV News

Kidney Foundation moves to new digs
Sault Star

1.8 Million Ontarians mistakenly believe they are registered donors
Orangeville Today

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ontario Branch
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