Media Invitation - The Quebec Branch of The Kidney Foundation of Canada to release results of an economic study on the direct and indirect benefits of kidney transplantation

MONTREAL, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Quebec Branch invites the media to the unveiling of the results of a Study on the Economics of Kidney Failure.

This information session will apprise journalists of the costs associated with dialysis, kidney transplantation's direct and indirect economic benefits to our health system, and the associated social costs. As the population ages and the incidence of diabetes increases, kidney failure numbers continue to climb. If every patient currently awaiting a kidney were to receive a transplant today, the healthcare system would save $50 million a year.


WHO: The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Quebec Branch
WHAT: Results of the economic study conducted by Dr. Yves Rabeau
WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
TIME: 10 a.m.
WHERE: Lord Berri Hotel - Senneville  room            
1199, Berri Street, Montreal


Dr. Yves Rabeau (PhD), associate professor of management science at UQAM, as well as Dr. Michel R. Pâquet, nephrologist at CHUM's Notre-Dame Hospital and Chairman of The Kidney Foundation of Canada's Organ Donation Committee, will also be on hand to respond to media inquiries and conduct interviews on the topic.

Kindly confirm your attendance by November 9, 2012, at 3 p.m.

SOURCE: Kidney Foundation of Canada

For further information:

Louise Deguire 
The Kidney Foundation of Canada - Quebec Branch  514-938-4515, ext. 225

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