A healthcare worker clasps hands with a dialysis patient during treatment for support.

Kidney Care

Keeping care close to home.

Kidneys are the body’s natural filtration system. Without healthy, functioning kidneys, systems start to fail. Grand River Hospital is a regional centre for chronic kidney disease services in our communities.

Donate to Kidney Care

Chronic kidney disease results from a disruption to kidney function, resulting in the body’s inability to filter waste. As kidney disease advances, wastes continue to build, leading to disruption to other bodily functions, and damage to other organs. Many factors contribute to chronic kidney disease, such as injury or other illnesses. This diagnosis is the start of a long road of treatment and potentially transplant.

At Grand River Hospital, our renal clinics support the management of medical care and education to prevent chronic kidney disease. With the help of donors, like you, patients are supported through education, assessments, dialysis treatments, and, if eligible, referrals for transplants.

Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of patients and healthcare providers alike. Be a part of the Tools of Care campaign and help equip our incredible healthcare team with the right tools for their jobs. Your donation will go directly towards purchasing essential medical equipment, updating existing tools, and ensuring that healthcare professionals have access to the latest advancements in technology.


Ashley Howat
Chief Giving Officer
Kidney Care Lead

A healthcare worker chats with a patient receiving renal dialysis at the KW Campus.

Did You Know?

  • ● 1 in 10 Canadians has kidney disease
  • ● Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure
  • ● 50,000+ Canadians are being treated for kidney failure through dialysis or transplant
  • ● There is no cure for end-stage kidney disease
  • ● Dialysis treatments happen three times per week and take four to five hours per treatment
  • ● Dialysis costs nearly $100,000 per patient per year