World Kidney Day at Lakeridge Health

Description: Lakeridge Health (LH) marked World Kidney Day by welcoming 46 new kidney dialysis machines to its fleet, including 18 machines specifically for home use. On March 12th, the new equipment was unveiled - funded with $1.2 million from the Lakeridge Health Foundation's (LHF) kidney dialysis campaign. Kidney failure was often fatal until about 50 years ago, when the first dialysis treatment was performed in Canada. Today, LH's dialysis program delivers about 40,000 in-hospital treatments a year and is the third-largest home dialysis provider in Ontario. The LHF dialysis campaign has funded 59 new dialysis machines to date and continues to work to fulfill its commitment to fund a total of 87 new machines. The new machines will replace the existing fleet, which are reaching their end-of-life.

Start Time: March 12th, 2015 at 12:00am
End Time: March 12th, 2015 at 3:30pm
Location: Lakeridge Health Whitby
Address: 300 Gordon Street

City: Whitby
Province: ON
Postal Code: L1N 5T2

World Kidney Day at Lakeridge Health - Tom McHugh, executive vice president of LH Tom McHugh, executive vice president of LH World Kidney Day at Lakeridge Health - Bob Baker (CEO of the LHF) & Tom McHugh (LH's Executive Vice President) Bob Baker (CEO of the LHF) & Tom McHugh (LH's Executive Vice President) World Kidney Day at Lakeridge Health - Oshawa's John Marsh (dialysis patient) with Bob Baker (CEO of the LHF) & Tom McHugh (LH's Executive Vice President) Oshawa's John Marsh (dialysis patient) with Bob Baker (CEO of the LHF) & Tom McHugh (LH's Executive Vice President) World Kidney Day at Lakeridge Health - Above are a few of the generous financial contributors; Alison, Sandi (Walmart), Janice (president of Lakeridge Health Volunteer Services) with Connie & Dave, of Cargill Above are a few of the generous financial contributors; Alison, Sandi (Walmart), Janice (president of Lakeridge Health Volunteer Services) with Connie & Dave, of Cargill World Kidney Day at Lakeridge Health - Heather, Sue, Emily, Kathleen, Amanada, Michell & Christina are members of the dialysis team at LH Heather, Sue, Emily, Kathleen, Amanada, Michell & Christina are members of the dialysis team at LH World Kidney Day at Lakeridge Health - Pat, a longtime volunter, was manning the World Kidney Day display Pat, a longtime volunter, was manning the World Kidney Day display