1

Number of regions in the world with a higher incidence of Multiple Sclerosis than Alberta.

1/3 

Of all Canadians will be impacted by a brain disorder in their lifetime.

1:12

Ratio of dementia patients to caregivers. By 2038, estimates show that 1.1 million
Canadians will have dementia, meaning over 12 million Canadians will be affected
by the disease. 

1-2

Days for brain surgery patients to recover from Gamma Knife treatment vs. 90 days
for conventional brain surgery.

2
Number of neuro intensive care units in Canada. The University of Alberta Hospital
has one of them.
3

Strokes are the 3rd leading cause of death in North America, and the leading
cause of deformity.

4

Minutes it takes for brain cells to die if blood flow to the brain is cut off
completely.

7

 Patients per/year who are sent to Winnipeg for Gamma Knife treatments.

10

Number of regional hospitals served by the University of Alberta Hospital's
world leading Telestroke program.

14%

Of total health care costs relate to the brain.

45

Head trauma is one of the leading causes of severe injury and death for
males under 45.

700,000

Number of patients who receive care annually at the University of Alberta Hospital.

100,000

Projected number of patients to visit the Kaye Edmonton Clinic when it's fully
operational.

$1.5 Million

Amount donated by the University Hospital Foundation to the
Peter S. Allen MR Research Centre.

 

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