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Province Announces Dialysis Funding

On March 18, the Province of Manitoba announced funding for dialysis capacity expansions in Manitoba. The announcement indicates patient capacity will be expanded at several local renal health centres including Thompson, Hodgson, Pine Falls, Portage la Prairie and at the Boundary Trails Health Centre.

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Kidney Health Month & World Kidney Day

Kidney disease may not be top of mind for most Manitobans, but one in 10 Manitobans are living with kidney disease. In fact, Manitoba leads the country in rates of end-stage kidney disease. When kidneys stop working, life-sustaining dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed to stay alive.

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Manitoba Flood Risk & Home Dialysis Patients

emergency preparedness

The Province of Manitoba has indicated the risk of flooding is high this spring. For this reason we are requesting that home dialysis patients notify their home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis unit and advise staff if the patient is currently living within a flood zone. Please confirm contact information with the unit at that time….
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Heart Month

The term heart disease covers a range of conditions that affect the health of your heart and cardiovascular system. Our kidneys and our cardiovascular systems are closely linked. Kidneys rely on the heart to pump blood properly, so the kidneys can clean the blood and get rid of things our bodies don’t need like extra…
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What to Know About Missing Dialysis Treatments

Weather can be a challenge when it comes to making it to a dialysis treatment. If weather prevents a patient from making it to a treatment, their care team implements a plan to manage and monitor their health until they can receive a treatment and additional follow up care.

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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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