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.