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Angèle Lamothe competes in an Ironman triathlon race
Angèle crushes triathlons and myths about living kidney donors

There’s no shortage of myths about living kidney donation. You may have heard that donors should no longer participate in sports or try to get pregnant. Well, meet Angèle. She’s a triathlete, a mother and a living kidney donor who gave her father a new life 13 years ago.

Trina Onofrio, living kidney donor, and her brother, Antonio
Becoming a living kidney donor has never been easier: Trina and Antonio’s story

Kidney donors like Trina usually face many months of tests, but a new program at The Ottawa Hospital allowed her to complete nearly all of them in just one day. Trina shares her experience as a living donor and how this new program made it easier to give her brother the gift of life.

Ron Cooper is sitting on his home bed
Patients get dialysis care from home

The Home Dialysis team at The Ottawa Hospital gives some patients the option to receive their dialysis treatment at home. Dedicated staff meet challenges to deliver more accessible care.

Kidney specialist helps at-risk women through pregnancies

He is the “go-to” doctor in the Ottawa area for treating pregnant women with kidney disease. And patients like Dawn Lau are grateful to Dr. Ayub Akbari for his supportive, attentive, responsive care that even includes handing out his personal phone number in case patients need to reach him.

image of Dr. Pierre Antoine Brown
New centre of excellence provides hope for those with cystic renal kidney disease

Gina Hedges remembers, not long ago, when she had to travel to Toronto just to receive treatment for her polycystic kidney disease. But that’s changing. A new centre of excellence at The Ottawa Hospital will provide access to radiologists, urologists, surgeons and others, all in one place.

This website gives you common facts, advice and tips. Some of it may not apply to you. Please talk to your doctor, nurse or other health-care team member to see if this information will work for you. They can also answer your questions and concerns.