Vancouver Island Kidney Patients'Association provides services and equipment used by renal patients to help cope with the challenges of kidney disease and which would not be provided by hospitals and treatment centres.We are comprised entirely of volunteers from within the renal community on Vancouver Island.Members include kidney patients,spouses,family,friends,caregivers and others interested in helping people facing the challenges of kidney disease.
About VANCOUVER ISLAND KIDNEY PATIENTS' ASSOCIATION
We are patients helping patients.
Here is a list of some of the items we provide:
medical equipment such as transonic
hemodialysis monitors,defibrillators,stryer beds,etc
dialysis chairs and small furniture
patient lounge and waiting room furnishings
patient tv's and phone services
patient emergency fund administered by the social workers
Christmas and Easter grocery gift program
refrigerators,ice machine and many other small appliances
Gordon Duthie bursary fund for renal patients and eligible family members
Dee Sangha award for any eligible patient