Calgarian’s wait for kidney highlights shortfall of donors across Canada

By Jamie Komarnicki, Calgary Herald

When Kyshon Jack went for a doctor checkup roughly two years ago, he thought little of the nervous tick that shook his legs from time to time.

But routine blood work delivered some alarming news: the occasional shaking in his legs was actually a sign of kidney failure. By the time the ailment was discovered in January 2010, the Calgary retail manager was in “dire straights” with just eight per cent kidney function remaining.

Within weeks, Jack was on dialysis.
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