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Kidney Care (Non-Dialysis)

Chronic illness affects every aspect of a person's life – physical and emotional well being, ability to work and relationships.
Patients with advanced kidney disease who are referred to a kidney care program receive extensive support from a team of nephrologists, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and social workers to manage their condition. 

BC Renal, working with kidney care teams across the province, have produced a number of tools to help you manage your care and make decisions about future treatment options. 

 

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Useful sites for patients are listed below. A printer-friendly version of this list is also available.

  • BC Transplant
    Leads and coordinates all activities related to organ donation and transplantation in BC. Check out the section on pre-transplant assessment and living donor assessment.

  • Kidney Foundation of Canada
    Information on a variety of kidney-related topics, from early to late stage kidney disease. Includes information about the KIDNEY CONNECT Peer Support Program.

  • Kidney Foundation of Canada Community Kitchen
    Kidney diet information, meal planning tools and kidney-friendly recipes.

  • Healthy Families BC
    Tools, resources and programs for healthy living.

  • National Kidney Disease Education Program
    Information on how to delay or prevent kidney failure.

  • Kidney School
    Interactive, web-based learning program designed specifically for patients. Described as "the site for information, inspiration, motivation and empowerment."

  • Life Options
    Research-based information site with free downloadable information on all topics related to kidney disease.

  • Dietitians of Canada
    Dietitians of Canada website that offers fact sheets, a healthy body quiz and a nutrition profiler.

  • HealthLink BC
    Call 811 for questions about healthy eating, food or nutrition. Website provides information sheets for people with various medical and health conditions.

  • Quit Now
    Offers support, information, and practical tips to help quit smoking.

  • Physical Activity Line
    Physical activity counselling service. Includes physical activity and healthy living information.


*The information in our patient handout materials are provided for educational/information purposes, and to support discussion with your health care team about your medical condition and treatment. It does not constitute medical advice and should not substitute for advice given by your physician or other qualified health care professional.



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