News & Events

    Recipe of the Month

    This month’s recipe is Wheat Bran Muffins. Visit our Recipe of the Month page for all our past recipes.

      Community Kidney Education

      Join MRP Kidney Health Outreach team members at the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba on June 26 & 27th to talk about kidney health. Find out if you are at risk of developing kidney disease and what steps you can take to prevent kidney disease or get diagnosed in the early stages. We will be at the centre from 11am to 3 pm on Monday, June 26th and Tuesday, June 27th. The centre is located at 737 Keewatin. Everyone is welcome. Read More…

        Kidney Failure: Symptoms & Stereotypes (VIDEO)

        Barry Spence Left Stranded During Episode of Illness
        Barry Spence was feeling the symptoms of end-stage kidney disease when he was kicked off a bus in rural Manitoba last month.

        “I was devastated,” says the 41-year old, sitting in a peritoneal dialysis training room at Seven Oaks General Hospital (SOGH).

        Spence is originally from Nisichawaysihk Cree Nation (Nelson House) but lives in Thompson. He had been making trips to Winnipeg to get ready for home peritoneal dialysis (PD). Read More…

          WRHA System Transitions

          Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has announced more detailed plans on how it will consolidate some services to improve patient access to the most appropriate, high-quality care. There is no impact on patient access to dialysis treatment or kidney health clinics. Dialysis services will continue at St. Boniface, Seven Oaks and Health Sciences Centre hospitals. Helpful information can be found on the healingourhealthsystem.ca website.

            From Aerospace to Dialysis Technology

            Meet MRP’s Victor Garcia – Supervisor, Dialysis Technology, HSC Renal Program

            It was just over 17 years ago when Victor Garcia made a significant career change that led him to working with Manitoba Renal Program (MRP).

            After working with Bristol Aerospace, Garcia moved onto Lockheed Martin as a lead technologist and worked on projects including manufacturing of Tomahawk missiles, Canadian frigates and defense weapons. When Lockheed Martin shut down Winnipeg’s operations, Garcia opted out of an Ottawa transfer and pursued a career in health-care technology. Read More…

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