Category : News & Events

Amar Karma “Give a Heart”

The Give a Heart gala is an annual event hosted by the Amar Karma Health & Wellness Awareness Network to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a more meaningful way – by raising awareness of organ and tissue donation. KHERG was honoured to be in attendance at the 10th Give a Heart gala, held on February 1st, 2020. Dr. Istvan Mucsi gave a brief speech on the importance of organ donation to set the stage for the ultimate goal of the gathering. […]

New article in Transplant International: Evaluating Symptom Burden in Kidney Transplant Recipients

We are pleased to announce that our paper titled Evaluating Symptom Burden in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Validation of the Revised Edmonton Symptom Assessment System for Kidney Transplant Recipients has been accepted into the Transplant International. The Revised Edmonton Symptom Assessment System asks questions about symptoms many Kidney Transplant Recipients experience and finds important such as pain, fatigue, anxiety and depression. The Revised Edmonton Symptom Assessment System is used to help monitor symptoms in other patient populations such as patients with […]

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Equity in Transplant

On December 18th, KHERG had the unique opportunity to take part in the City-Wide Nephrology Rounds by hosting a presentation on equitable access to living donor kidney transplant. The audience included a range of transplant professionals, researchers, and students in the Toronto area, who were all keen to hear from Transplant Nephrologist, Dr. Istvan Mucsi, and KHERG’s new Research Associate, Lydia-Joi Marshall. The presentation touched on a range of important topics. Before starting with an overview of the disparities that […]

Celebrating Maariyah’s First Heart-a-versary

On December 19th, KHERG took part in a celebration of the one-year anniversary of Maariyah Rahman’s heart transplant. This fundraising event in support of the UHN Transplant Program was inspired by Maariyah’s journey through heart failure and transplantation. In December 2018, Maariyah was suddenly diagnosed with heart failure after developing what she thought was a common cough – as would be expected for a healthy, active 20-year old. Within weeks of receiving this diagnosis, Maariyah received a heart transplant. She […]

Happy Holidays from KHERG!

Our team celebrated the holidays last week with our annual Holiday Social on Dec 18th – full of food, fun, and games. A game of trivia brought out the competitive side in our team, which continued into the night with our board game café-style event. With all the tireless work that our team does, from recruitment to project coordination, it was a great chance to sit back and enjoy the season with fellow teammates. On behalf of the entire KHERG […]

The A.C.T.I.O.N. Project

The Centre for Living Organ Donation at University Health Network and Providence Health Care Research Institute at Providence Health Care are pleased to launch A.C.T.I.O.N., a joint project to reduce inequities in access to living kidney donation and transplantation in the South Asian and Black, African and Caribbean (ACB) communities in British Columbia and Ontario. The term A.C.T.I.O.N. comes from a creative interpretation of the project title: Improving Access to Living Donor Kidney Transplantation (LDKT) in Ethno-racial Minority Communities in […]

Soup-er Sound

The Bangladesh Centre & Community Services (BCCS) hosted a fundraising festival on Dec 1, 2019 featuring soup and live music. Members of KHERG were happy participants alongside community members of BCCS. BCCS organizes regular community gatherings to meet their aim of creating and managing a strong and stable sense of community. The afternoon started with a serving of a variety of delicious soups, most of them family recipes, prepared by members of the community. Despite the snowy weather, we saw […]