Call for Focus Group: Living Donor Kidney Transplantation (LDKT) recipients and donors

Researchers from the McGill University Health Networker, in collaboration with transplant leadership in Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia, are calling for Living Donor Kidney Transplantation (LDKT) recipients and donors to participate in a focus group to discuss systemic issues in the delivery of LDKT.

Their study, “Learning the Health Systems that Govern Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: A Comparative Case Study“, aims to understand why rates of LDKT are different across Canadian provinces. Following interviews with over 90 healthcare professionals, donors and recipients they hope to discuss findings from their analysis with donors and recipients, in order to learn about how these findings resonate with your experiences.

The overall aim of this study is to help improve access and delivery of LDKT to patients across Canada.

Your participation would involve a 60-minute focus group discussion with approximately six other LDKT recipients and donors. There will be a focus group in English and another in French to accommodate your language of preference.

During the focus group, we will present themes from our analysis about systemic issues in the delivery of LDKT. We will ask about your opinions and experiences of these issues. As compensation for your time, you will receive a $50 gift card. If you accept this invitation, we will invite you to complete a Doodle poll, in order to determine the best possible time for the focus group.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please get in touch with the research assistant for this study, Jorane-Tiana Robert, by email at joranetiana.robert@mail.utoronto.ca, by July 15.