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Alliance in Action The Alliance Featured in the Transplant News

The Alliance Featured in the Transplant News

We are thrilled to share that Transplant News featured the Kidney Alliance and the Patient Partner Coalition’s (PPC) Transplant 1st Campaign launch this month! This recognition would not be possible without the support of Alliance members and the Coalition’s hard work and dedication to advocate for a radical system-wide reform of the Canadian healthcare system that prioritizes kidney transplant first, as the best treatment for kidney failure.

This reform is urgently needed to optimize every patient’s chance to receive a kidney transplant and every donor’s opportunity to donate. This new kidney care model, which is centred on transplant as the first and best treatment for kidney failure, would save thousands of lives and billions of dollars in health care costs related to dialysis, including disability benefits, lost work productivity, increased financial burden on patients and families, and countless other social service support costs.

The TRANSPLANT 1ST Campaign is the Alliance’s first advocacy campaign. It is an urgent call to action to reform the Canadian healthcare system so that more patients have the opportunity to receive kidney transplants. Leading this call to action is the Patient Partner Coalition of the Kidney Alliance, a grassroots group of kidney patients and donors working in partnership with researchers and healthcare providers.

We are proud to be at the forefront of driving impactful reforms to improve the lives of kidney patients across Canada. The PPC plans to expand its campaign and is looking for new kidney patients, donors, caregivers, and families and friends of kidney patients who would like to add their voices to the call for change.