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One director’s personal portrait of life at home during a scary time

Ten years ago, the Toronto-based commercial director received a kidney transplant that saved his life but left him with a compromised immune system. That means that COVID-19 poses a much greater threat to his life than most.

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‘Sitting back and watching’: Why vulnerable Canadians can’t celebrate the reopening

While many Canadians are enjoying the country’s reopening — including gathering in parks, enjoying lunch on a patio and shopping inside stores — the lockdown remains strict for those who are immunocompromised.

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B.C. couple uses transplant experience to stay positive during pregnancy in a pandemic

Brian donated a kidney to his wife about three years ago and the couple from Coquitlam, B.C., says they drew on that experience to stay positive while getting ready for the birth of their first child last month.

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Doctors and Elders Unite to Pursue Equity in Organ Donations

While data is limited, a 2016 informal audit found Indigenous people made up 50 per cent of people in the province with kidney disease but only 15 per cent of those who receive a transplant.

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‘An unbelievable gift’: Coquitlam SAR member receives kidney donation from wife of fellow volunteer

“After Michael Coyle’s doctor told him to start asking family and friends to get tested to be a potential kidney donor he heard from dozens of people who wanted to help.”

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