The Wellness Program has given me back my life!

Carole Watts


DialyTran is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to providing a Wellness Program to McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) patients living with end-stage kidney disease. Patients go through major lifestyle changes due to their lifelong treatment by hemodialysis, and it affects their quality of life. We strongly believe that the Wellness Program and related patient support services are an important part of the treatment plan for patients. The DialyTran Wellness Program employs two professionally qualified recreation therapists to asses, plan, implement, evaluate and document patients’ leisure abilities and to coordinate activities. The Program currently serves 260 patients and 100 caregivers across three MUHC sites, and includes:

Digital literacy

Community reintegration

Exercycle (Bike) exercise



Annual patient holiday party

Internal and external hospital support services

Pre-dialysis education days

120 volunteers per week

10 Therapeutic Recreation Specialist interns per year

70 interns from various CEGEPs and universities

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation.” -Plato

Help improve the lives of MUHC patients living with end-stage kidney disease by making a donation today. For more information, please contact Miguel Burnier, Interim Director of Development at 514-934-1934 ext. 71205 or Miguel.burnierjr@muhc.mcgill.ca

For more information on DialyTran click here.

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La Fondation du CUSM et la Fondation de l'HGJ - JGH Foundation sont fières d’annoncer un don de Power Corporation du Canada pour appuyer des travaux effectués dans les deux hôpitaux dans le cadre d’une étude pancanadienne sur le traitement de patients atteints de la COVID-19 à l’aide de plasma sanguin de patients guéris de la maladie. Cette technique consiste à transfuser des anticorps à des patients malades pour déclencher la réponse immunitaire nécessaire pour combattre le virus. Ce n’est qu’un exemple parmi d’autres des façons dont les meilleurs cliniciens et chercheurs du Québec et du Canada collaborent dans le cadre de MI4 pour innover et sauver des vies. bit.ly/38g7N5A


The MUHC Foundation and Fondation de l'HGJ - JGH Foundation are proud to announce a joint gift from Power Corporation of Canada in support of work being done at both hospitals for a Canada-wide study exploring treating COVID-19 patients with the blood plasma of those who’ve recovered from the disease. The technique involves transferring antibodies to sick patients, triggering the immune response needed to beat the virus. Just one example of how the top clinicians and researchers across Quebec and Canada are coming together through MI4 to innovate and save lives. bit.ly/3eOKpOZ

📸: MI4 investigators and MUHC clinican-scientists Dr. Marina Klein and Dr. Makeda Semret
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