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Kamloops Kidney Support Group reconvenes

The group meets on the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Barside Lounge and Grill at Chances Casino, 1250 Halston Ave.

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The Kamloops Kidney Support Group is back after a pandemic-related absence of more than two years.

This group is for anyone with kidney-related issues and questions and who would like to chat with someone who has been there.

The Kamloops Kidney Support Group meets on the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of every month, always at 10 a.m. and always at the Barside Lounge and Grill at Chances Casino, 1250 Halston Ave. These are informal get-togethers over breakfast, with lots of coffee and plenty of conversation.

The next meetings are scheduled for Sept. 14 and 24.

Those in attendance won’t provide any medical advice, but will share their experiences, whether you have been recently diagnosed with kidney disease or may be pre-dialysis or on dialysis (hemo or peritoneal), a kidney donor or a recipient, a family member or anything in between.

According to figures compiled by BC Transplant, medical teams in the province completed 130 kidney transplants in the first half of 2022. As of June 30, there were 460 people in B.C. awaiting kidney transplants, while 3,733 recipients were being followed post-transplant.

For more information, call one of the Kamloops Kidney Support Group co-founders — Edna Humphreys at 250-376-6361 or Dorothy Drinnan at 250-573-2988.