Canada residents touched by transplantation


Canada residents touched by transplantation

Join this group if you have, or are waiting for a transplant, are a living donor, donor family member, work in the field of transplantation and you live in Canada.

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Latest Activity: Sep 24, 2013

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Biopsy salute to you all!

Started by Tonja :D Sep 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Have you ever heard of the term biopsy salute. A gentlemen I shared the waiting room with one time. Gave me the biopsy salute to fingers placed to the neck with a salute gesture lol I thought that…Continue

Why is it Canadian's don't Communicate like American's ?

Started by Debbie. Last reply by anthea garrick May 10, 2011. 11 Replies

Please share your thoughts and stories and get the Canadian part of The Transplant Cafe going! Go on the U.S. site and the comments never stop. We need to share to get the word out...please, let's do…Continue

tac + hair loss

Started by Tammy F. Last reply by Cindy Wenaus May 8, 2011. 11 Replies

Hello All, I will be 6 months into my kidney transplant next week.I am on tacrolimus and have lost 1/2 my hair.I am thinking of switching to cyclosporin..the docs are hesitant because the tac is…Continue

Moving to Vancouver

Started by Laura. Last reply by Laura Dec 5, 2010. 2 Replies

I am just wondering if there is anyone living in Vancouver who could give me some information on there tx experience. Currently I am living in Toronto, Ontario (awaiting a 2nd liver) but am thinking…Continue

Cade Oil

Started by Tammy F. Last reply by Chris B. Sep 19, 2010. 1 Reply

Hello All, anybody know where to buy Cade Oil in Canada ?Continue

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Comment by Donald on November 1, 2011 at 4:33pm
Why isn't this site Active? Joining because my family is from Nova Scotia. Anybody out there????????
Comment by Allan Walkey on May 8, 2011 at 8:03am
Happy Mom's Day Ladies... A fb friend Richard St. Armour sent me an interesting link to an article on transplants and donors in Canada. I hope you find it as interesting as I did.
Take care of your selves.
Comment by joanne.mcbride on April 27, 2011 at 8:34pm
Six Month Transplanniversary

Check out my blog on my family's experience with multi heart transplants at
Comment by Laura on January 11, 2011 at 4:47pm
I just wanted to send out a very special thank you to all the caregivers of us fellow tx patients. I certainly feel that without you, alot of us wouldnt be where we are today..strong, feeling positive, on the mend. You truly do make a difference. We may have our "bad", emotional filled days, but you stick by are heroes.
Comment by Laura on September 2, 2010 at 10:08am
I just moved into an apt with my boyfriend two months ago and am on CPP (I have been unable to return to work - I am back on the liver tx list-) I recently tried to apply for ODSP and was denied because of my "receiving income from another source"> ODSP is saying that my boyfriend and I are common law and therefore I don't qualify. Has anyone else had difficulty getting ODSP?.I read's reply and was curious. Thanks :)
Comment by Lina Spencer on August 11, 2010 at 8:21am
Hi everyone, I am from Whitby Ontario, I have familial amyloidosis. I had my liver transplant in Nov/09, since my liver was healthy just not in my body; I pass my liver to another in need of a liver. Hope his is doing well and his family. If anyone else has this condition I would like to hear from you. I am so very thankful that I have difficulty in expressing my self but want to shout out loud on my experiences/journey. Thank you Gift of Life.
Comment by Jane Tucker on April 17, 2010 at 9:49pm
Hi Sandra, i wonder might you be going to the US games this summer, to Madison? I am. I hope you are. Anyone else going to these games? I am going as a cheerleader and also as one in waiting. Should be exciting. Anyone going to the Canadian CTA games in Quebec?
Comment by Jane Tucker on April 17, 2010 at 9:24pm
I am also from London, Ontario. I have been stable, and been assessed for a heart transplant since 1994. It's a very long time. I feel extremely blessed to have managed this long, however my life is restricted which brings challenges within it. I have much support which is so important. I also work extremely hard with a local London Association for awareness, and feel blessed to be on the provincial committee and local London Hospital Committee. Turning tragedy into a blessing, with much passion. My special partner is from Arizona and a heart recipient, so it is very interesting learning more within the system and awareness there. Has anyone waited this long for a heart before being listed as i am stable, it was thought i would need a heart 16 years ago? I'd love to hear your story. Also anyone from London who wishes to help us, please let me know we are always welcoming others to join us with awareness.
Comment by Sonia Maheu on March 14, 2010 at 11:55am
Participate in thesecond edition of the Relay for the importance and awareness of organ and tissue donation on april 25 in Sherbrooke (Quebec). Form a team of 2 to 6 people for running or walking. The event will lasts 4 hours (time for a heart transplant). Inscription fee is $80 per team. For more info leave me a message or go to (sorry it's only in french for now) or sen an e-mail to

I don't need to tell you the importance of the event do I?

Come and see me, I will be ther...Will you?
Comment by Marie-Agnes Cederborg on September 1, 2009 at 8:10am
Too many people ignore the close inter-relation between kidney diseases and diabetes or hypertension. Worldwide, 246 million people suffer from diabetes and the figure is expected to reach 380 million by 2025. Diabetic nephropathy affects a third of people suffering from diabetes. Sadly, less than half people diagnosed with diabetes undergo a screening test.
Next Word Kidney Day will be held on Thursday 11 March 2010 and will focus on Diabetes, the leading cause of kidney failure.

World Kidney Day offers a crucial, visible opportunity to inform and educate health policy-makers, people who are at highest risk of CKD, and the general public that kidney disease is common, harmful and treatable.

Join our World Kidney Day 2010 group and come to exchange your experience and ideas that could be proposed to World Kidney Day organisers over the world.

The success of World Kidney Day across the world is only possible because of each of you!

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sandeep commented on Emma Standish's photo

Me, 15 years after my heart transplant.

"u looks so beautiful unbelivable that u have completed 15 yrs god bless u dear"
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"Kathy, My itching pre transplant was unbearable. It was mainly on my legs. The only medicine that helped me was cholestyramine. It came in a powder form that you mixed with water or a noncarbonated beverage. I don't think the main use of…"
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Thank you!! Tenth multivisceral transplant anniversary!

Because today marks the tenth anniversary of my multivisceral transplant in which I got a new spleen, liver, pancreas, stomach, small and large intestine, I want to:T: ThankE: EveryN: NameT: ThatE: EncouragedN: Now!!This forum here has been a part of my journey since my transplant, and I feel this is a good day to express my gratitude to everyone here. For me:T: TransplantsR: RecallA: AndN: NameS: SpecialP: PeopleL: LovingA: Another'sN: NeedsT: Thoroughly.This refers not only to the donor and donor family, but also to those people who have helped to make the transplant a lasting success after the surgery. I would not have done as well as I have if I did not have the support of others. This forum is a great reminder too of people coming together to help each other. I am so happy to reach this milestone of ten years and to be able to share it with you. If it had not been for the transplant, I would have died and came close. Thank  you for all that you have done to help…See More
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