Recommended Renal Links
The following links are placed here for the benefit of renal patients on Vancouver Island. If you have any suggested links please e-mail us indicating why you think the link is appropriate. Commercial and unrelated sites will not be considered.
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General Information Links
www.Ihatedialysis.com – A Site For Patients By Patients
Medtext – from HDCN (Hypertension, Dialysis & Clinical Nephrology)
The Dialysis Diary The life and times of a home-based, nocturnal, hemodialysis patient. A blog by a patient, for patients.
Living with Kidney Failure – three-part movie from McGill University
Baxter Renal Info – U.S. site (there isn’t a Canadian one) supported through an educational grant from Baxter Healthcare Ltd, a company that supplies dialysis equipment and services to kidney patients worldwide.
Kidney Buzz non-corporate site with a lot of links to articles and news. Does not try to be a complete information source; the sites above do that.
Spice It Up! kidney-friendly recipes
Revenue Canada’s T2201 form for your doctor to fill out.
A related page contains the information you need to include all the expensed you are entitled to by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Take special note of the mileage allowance and meal allowance. If you use a bus pass to get to dialysis, that is a deductible expense now, and also expenses incurred using Handi-Dart.
— More Info on the T2201 form >>HERE
— CRA on Travel Expenses for Medical Expense
Dialysis While Traveling
Dialysis units exist in thousands of places around the world. The following links will help you locate a dialysis unit in places of your choice, and provide some information for planning your trip.
Planning your travel
American Association of Kidney Patients on planning for travel
Dialysis centres in Europe (links to an overview page for planning).
Dialysis At Sea talks about going on cruises.
Finding dialysis units
Search the CIHI site for “Dialysis units xxx” where xxx is the name of a province.
In the U.S.A.
- The Nephron Information Center has a search form; the results have maps and driving instructions
- Global Dialysis Besides links to dialysis centres this site includes a searchable database of regional units worldwide; details of kidney patient associations and national kidney charities around the world; accommodation, travel agents, tours and cruises and travel insurance companies that cater for dialysis patients world-wide; and many other useful links. You may have to register to see everything.
- The Wiley journal Dialysis and Transplantation offers an exclusive guide to dialysis centers worldwide that accept visiting patients.
- EURODIAL – based in France, publishes a directory of units around the world in booklet format , and on the Web; also have a travel agency that can help with recommending accommodation, arranging insurance, and booking holidays.
Other travel-related sites
Organ Donation and Transplantation
TransWeb is one of the oldest transplantation sites and includes excellent information and links.
BC Transplant Society
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