Two brothers and a sister: a family confronts kidney disease together

Serge Pisapia suffered from kidney disease and was on dialysis; he was also on the kidney transplant waiting list. His brother Jean-Marc, who found the waiting times extremely long, decided to give Serge one of his kidneys. But tests revealed that Jean-Marc had a small kidney stone, which meant he couldn’t donate a kidney. So their sister Christine decided to give one of her kidneys to Serge, who by then had spent two years on dialysis.

Watch the 10-minute video of the Pisapia’s story

 

Gaétan Frigon received a kidney from his wife

Well-known businessman and star of television’s Dans l’œil du dragon, Quebec’s French-language version of the Dragon’s Den franchise, Gaétan Frigon was given a kidney by his wife, Hélène Héroux. They have agreed to take part in this public service announcement promoting organ donation for The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

(Video in French only)
 

Sylvie Charbonneau donated one of her kidneys to her son Benoît

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