December 10, 2013 was an emotional day as donors, recipients and those waiting for a kidney transplant gathered at St. Paul’s Hospital

Dr. Richard Baltzan speaks to a crowd gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first kidney transplant in Saskatchewan.

Dr. Richard Baltzan speaks to a crowd gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first kidney transplant in Saskatchewan.

to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first transplant in Saskatchewan on December 10, 1963. Watch the event on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugePWLLyr44.
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Doctors have performed a total of 818 transplants since 1963. Director of the Saskatchewan Transplant Program Dianne Shendruk, emphasized the importance of people placing the organ donor sticker on their health card, but most importantly to discuss organ donation with their families. Call 1-800-667-7551 to request an organ donor sticker for your health card.
Kyle Deck, a young father and former Regina Pats hockey player, is waiting for a kidney transplant and hopes to join the long list of successful transplant recipients.

Kyle Deck, a young father and former Regina Pats hockey player, is waiting for a kidney transplant and hopes to join the long list of successful transplant recipients.

Ed Kutz, recipient of a kidney 25 years ago lives a healthy and active life today.

Ed Kutz, recipient of a kidney 25 years ago lives a healthy and active life today.