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Transplantation Talk

Hosted by the Hamilton Chapter of the PKD (polycystic kidney disease)Foundation of Canada...

"The Modern Era of Kidney Transplantation"

by McMaster University's Dr. David Russell, MD, FCRP.

Dr. Russell will review the historical development of transplantation, how it works, what the benefits are in terms of quality of life and longevity, and discuss the roles of both dialysis and transplantation in the management of patients who develop end-stage kidney failure.

He will also discuss the need for life long anti-rejection drug therapy and their complications. Lastly, he will outline some of the ethical issues involved in transplantation, how waiting lists work and how fairness is built into the system.

Dr. David Russell is a Chief of Medicine at St. Joseph's Healthcare, a Director with the Renal Transplant Program, and an Associate Professor in the McMaster University, Nephrology Division, Department of Medicine.

After his presentation, there will be a talk on organ donation by a representative of the Trillium Gift of Life Network.

Everyone is welcome to attend, free of charge!

http://www.endpkd.ca/Hamilton/index.asp

Posted by Shio

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