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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 23, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A19 winnipegfreepress. com HEALTH SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015 A 19 R I S K - F R E E C AR BU Y I N G . . . W E G U A R A N T E E I T ! † Suggested selling price is $ 61,411 on a new 2015 Acura MDX Tech ( Model YD4H6FKN). Taxes are extra. Up to $ 5,500 cash purchase credit on select Acura MDX models. Some terms/ conditions apply. * Limited time lease offer based on a new 2015 Acura MDX Tech ( Model YD4H4FKN), OAC. Offers end June 1, 2015 but are subject to change or cancellation without notice. While quantities last. See Crown Acura for full details. 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Below market interest free financing up to 84 months with $ 0 down on select new vehicles. Dinner With honourary guest speaker Lloyd Robertson Topic: The New Naked Truth June 16th, 2015 | Canad Inns Polo Park Tickets $ 200 $ 100 Tax Receipt Business Attire Cocktails 6: 30 Dinner 7: 30 June 16th, 2015 Canad Inns Polo Park For more information contact Khartum Temple office at 204- 925- 1430 or office@ khartumshriners. org 1155 Wilkes Ave. R3P 1B9 With Special Guests Sylvia Kuzyk and Joe Aiello Sponsored by A RNOLD Dysart felt defeated when a transplanted kidney he had received from his brother 17 years earlier failed and he faced going back on dialysis. What’s more, his immune system had become sensitized, meaning it would be difficult for him to find a donor match. Some people in his situation have waited more than a decade for an organ, while others have died waiting. But Dysart, a retired teacher and school administrator living in Gilbert Plains, got lucky. Provincial governments, organ- transplant programs and Canadian Blood Services by last year had developed a new national kidney program to help the 20 per cent of patients who are difficult to match. Dysart got a call last March from a nurse at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg as he was set to eat dinner, telling him of a potential match. Within an hour, it was confirmed. He had until midnight to make the four- hour trip to a Winnipeg hospital to prepare for surgery the next day. “ Before going for surgery that morning, I held my wife’s hand and told her that I loved her and prayed that it would go well,” Dysart, 64, recalled. “ After surgery, I felt excited, rejuvenated — immediately felt better.” Years in the making, the new national Highly Sensitized Patient ( HSP) program was formally launched at a news conference in Winnipeg Friday. Dysart, the first Canadian to obtain an organ under the program, was the guest of honour. Since he received his new kidney, 110 other Canadians whose bodies are likely to reject a donated organ unless the match is perfect have also received transplants. Officials with Canadian Blood Services say due to the new nationally co- ordinated effort — all provinces and territories were on board by last November — an estimated 150 people a year will be able to receive a donated kidney. These are transplants that would not likely have occurred otherwise. Dr. Peter Nickerson, medical director of Transplant Manitoba, said the HSP program is a game- changer for many patients awaiting a kidney donation. Before the program, he said, patients could only receive organs from within their own province or region. Now, they have the entire country from which to draw. Before a national program could be launched, all provinces had to standardize their laboratory tissue typing and computerized matching processes. “ There is agreement between the provinces that one kidney from every deceased donor in Canada is first checked to see whether it can be a match to a highly sensitized patient anywhere in the country,” Nickerson said. “ When a rare match is found, the organ is shipped to the waiting patient as a top priority.” larry. kusch@ freepress. mb. ca HEALTH Minister Sharon Blady says she’s been assured so- called conversion therapy is not being practised in Manitoba. Conversion therapy, also referred to as reparative or sexual- reorientation therapy, is based on the theory people can change their sexual orientation from gay to straight. Many health organizations have condemned the practice. “ The idea that sexual orientation or gender identity can be cured through health- care intervention has the very real potential to damage an individual,” Blady said Friday. “ Overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practised on young people, is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm.” Blady told reporters the government recently scanned the provincial health- care system to see if conversion therapy was being practised in Manitoba. It was assured it was not. She noted the issue has come up in Ontario as well as in the United States. “ It’s unethical behaviour. It is discriminatory behaviour,” she said. National program No sign of controversial ‘ conversion therapy’ in Manitoba: Blady aids tough matches for kidney recipients By Larry Kusch A_ 19_ May- 23- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A19 5/ 22/ 15 9: 06: 45 PM

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