Calgary Health Trust

Mary's Story - Kidney Health

The best care means treatment close to home


There is no cure for kidney disease.

Hemodialysis is a life-sustaining therapy for people, like Mary, whose kidneys have been extremely compromised. The average patient will spend 624 hours each year receiving dialysis treatments. That’s three days a week for four hours. 

In the North East community surrounding Peter Lougheed Centre, the patients requiring hemodialysis has increased by 49% since 2011. For patients, like Mary, having dialysis close to home means a higher quality of life.

Expanding the unit at Peter Lougheed Centre

We are raising $3 million to expand the unit at Peter Lougheed Centre to include nine more spaces and serve over 50 more patients.


Make a difference to patients who depend on hemodialysis treatments today!