News & Events

Renal Patient Feedback Group 2018 Meetings

Renal Patient meetings are being held at Health Sciences Centre, Seven Oaks General Hospital, St. Boniface Hospital and via teleconference for all other dialysis units.

Cy Bona – 92 Year Old Dialysis Patient Serenades in Unit Waiting Rooms

Music has always been part of 92-year-old Cyril Bona’s life. From the time he was a teenager, he loved to play and sing. But it took a bit of courage for him to get used to playing for others. “At first I was very shy about going on stage and playing and singing,” he remembers….
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Summer Session of LKKM Exercise Program Open for Registration

The summer session of Lean Keen Kidney Machines is starting in July. Registration starts now! LKKM helps people living with all stages of kidney disease incorporate more physical activity into their lives which can have positive impacts on their health.

Manitoba Organ and Tissue Donation Task Force’s Report

Manitoba Renal Program (MRP) is pleased to see the release of the Manitoba Organ and Tissue Donation Task Force’s report this week and appreciated the opportunity to participate in the groundwork that helped frame these recommendations. Since 2010, the number of people needing life-sustaining dialysis has increased by more than 35 per cent.  “When dialysis…
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MRP Using Innovative New Peritoneal Dialysis Equipment

In the fall of 2017, Manitoba Renal Program began piloting the use of a new home peritoneal dialysis (PD) machine. The new machine operates overnight while users sleep and has features such as a large touch screen, visual aids and voice prompts as well as the ability to community remotely with nurses in Winnipeg. The…
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I-KHealth Analyzing Approaches to Rural & Remote First Nations Kidney Health Care

A five-year research project focusing on the impact of kidney disease in rural and remote First Nations communities in Manitoba has received $1.5 million in funding from the federal government’s Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The ‘Improving responsiveness across the continuum of kidney health care in rural and remote Manitoba First Nation communities’ (I-KHealth) project…
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