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Do you love someone enough to give them your kidney?

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Do you love someone enough to give them your kidney?

On May 10th, a husband and wife will share their kidney transplant story as donor and recipient to educate Saltfleet District High School students (and all HWDSB students) about kidney health. Students will get the opportunity to learn about kidney care and the importance of organ donation by participating in the first live kidney transplant in the nation.

Want to participate too?

Join the students viewing the live action in the operating room when the surgery begins on May 10th at 1:30 via St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s Facebook page. Learn what it’s like to be a surgeon by experiencing the sights and sounds of the OR with Dr. Anil Kapoor, Surgical Lead of the Kidney Transplant Program and a team of clinicians. Learn more about how to participate by visiting stjoes.ca/livestream.

Live Q&A with #StJoesLiveStream
During the live surgery, participate in an interactive digital experience by sending a question via Facebook (St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Foundation) or Twitter (@STJOESHAMILTON) using the hashtag #StJoesLiveStream and our host Dr. Darin Treleaven, Medical Director of the Nephrology Program at St. Joe’s will respond.

An Innovative Way to Learn

St. Joe’s is an academic health science centre at its core, so teaching and learning are a big part of how it helps the community. Students are encouraged to brush up on their kidney health homework and follow the transplant journey starting at 9 a.m. by following the hashtag #StJoesLiveStream on Twitter and by liking St. Joe’s on Facebook.

This event provides students with a new way to learn about kidney health. Throughout the day, St. Joe’s will be sharing educational media that will explain how your kidneys function, what happens when kidneys fail, how dialysis works, and the exciting process behind a live donation kidney transplant.

This event provides an innovative way to foster the next generation of health professionals. Saltfleet District High School students will even get to meet a nephrologist before the tuning in to the surgery! Students will get to ask questions about what it’s like to have a rewarding career in kidney care at St. Joe’s.

St. Joe’s also collaborated with the Ontario Renal Network, the Trillium Gift of Life Network and other hospitals in our region to develop the educational content and would like to thank everyone who came together to make the event possible. 

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton invites all students to tune in to the live broadcast on May 10th. Learn more at stjoes.ca/livestream.


Updated on Monday, May 08, 2017.
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