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Tender for New Dialysis Unit at Health Sciences Centre

Plans for a new 22-bed dialysis unit at Health Sciences Centre are moving forward. The Manitoba Government announced the project today as the tender process begins.

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Manitoba has the Highest Rates of Kidney Disease in Canada

Newly released national data shows Manitoba leads the country in rates of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). The December 2018 Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR) report outlines the state of organ transplants and kidney failure in Canada. The 2018 report features data from 2008 to 2017 but excludes Quebec data…
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Brandon Expands Dialysis Services

Brandon Regional Health Centre announced the expansion of its dialysis services on December 17. Alongside its hemodialysis unit, the centre will now offer home peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis training and support for patients in the region. Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen helped announce the new programs. “Right now, people have to travel or temporarily…
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Recipe: Easy Chicken Souvlaki

grilled chicken with lemon

A version of this classic dish that is designed for people living with kidney disease. This recipe makes four to six servings. Ingredients 8 chicken thighs (skin and visible fat removed) 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. lemon juice ¼ cup white wine ½ tsp. onion powder ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. dried basil…
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MRP Year in Review 2017 – 2018

Our Year in Review for 2017-18 is available to view. Featuring stories, stats and highlights from the past fiscal year, learn about MRP’s role in providing life-saving kidney health care, as well as kidney health education, in Manitoba.

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20 Years of Manitoba Renal Program

It was in 1998, that the Manitoba Provincial Dialysis Program was mandated by Manitoba Health (under the umbrella of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority) to provide care for all adult patients receiving dialysis therapies in Manitoba. While many dialysis units had been operating independently within their own facilities, there was inevitably collaboration between all units…
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Fall Session of LKKM Exercise Program Open for Registration

The fall session of Lean Keen Kidney Machines is starting mid-September. 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.

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Brandon Regional Health Centre’s Dialysis Unit Now Operating Seven Days a Week

In response to increased need for hemodialysis spots in Manitoba, the Brandon Regional Health Center (BRHC) renal unit became the first unit in Manitoba to move to Sunday dialysis. This is being accomplished without any additional equipment or beds. The addition of Sunday shifts allows the BRHC 18 bed renal unit to increase a total…
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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.

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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.

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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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