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June 18, 2024

Living Kidney Donation | Webinar Video

webinar_MM_social_thumb.pngThis webinar was held live on June 11, 2024.

Because polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can eventually lead to kidney failure, many of those affected by PKD are interested in learning about kidney transplantation as a possible life-extending treatment for PKD.

In this webinar on the topic of living kidney donation, experts answered a number of questions about the living kidney donation process, such as:

  • What are the rules regarding living kidney donors?
  • What is the testing process like, to determine my compatibility to become a living kidney donor?
  • Can I get a living kidney donor from outside of Canada?


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Additional resources mentioned during the webinar, including links to websites and information.

About the Speakers

Darlene Jagusic is a program manager for Canadian Blood Services and leads the Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) Program and the Highly Sensitized Patient (HSP) registry. She is a critical care trained register nurse spending many years in the Intensive care units in BC and SK. She has organ and tissue experience working for the Saskatchewan provincial transplant program both as a living and deceased organ coordinator prior to her current role at CBS. Darlene was also a speaker at our prior webinar on the Kidney Paired Donation Program.

Alexandra Freund is the Provincial Coordinator for the Transplant Ambassador Program (TAP). She is also a living kidney recipient, and a peer support provider for TAP.

Amanda Armstrong is a living kidney donor from Tillsonburg, ON. She grew up knowing that PKD affected her aunt, Mary Banman, and when Mary needed a kidney transplant for kidney failure from PKD, Amanda got tested and became a kidney donor through the Kidney Paired Donation Program. (Mary was also present with her niece during the webinar.)

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