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Canadian Expert Consensus Published to Guide Optimal Management of ADPKD

The PKD Foundation of Canada is pleased to share that a Canadian consensus has been published by nephrologists across the country. This consensus aims to give nephrologists evidence-informed recommendations to guide optimal management of adult patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

World Kidney Day 2017

Today is World Kidney Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

Upcoming Winnipeg and Saskatoon PKD Patient Forums

We have upcoming Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Patient Forums in Winnipeg and Saskatoon! Join us to learn more about what a PKD diagnosis can mean for you or a loved one, how it can be managed and what resources and support systems are available. Our Executive Director, Jeff Robertson, and...

January 2017 PKD e-News

Upcoming PKD Patient Forums in Winnipeg and Saskatoon! If you, your family or loved ones live in either of these cities, join us and members of the local PKD community to learn more about PKD and what resources are available in Canada.

Ontario woman sees progress in fight against genetic kidney disease

The fourth and final article in our National Post PKD series features Jan Robertson, a woman who is seeing new hope after years of living with polycystic kidney disease. Doctors discovered Jan had PKD more than 35 years ago, and she hasn’t stopped fighting since. Read more about Jan’s story, and...

Living well with life-threatening kidney disease

Part three of our four-part National Post PKD series features a Nova Scotian woman, now living in Toronto, ON. Jil Eisnor was 20 years old when she discovered she had polycystic kidney disease, but she hasn’t let it stop her from living a normal life. Jil has the mutated gene, meaning...

December 2016 PKD e-News

  Welcome to the PKD Foundation of Canada's December e-News! We've provided information important to helping you take action in your journey with PKD.      

Happy Holidays!

  Happy Holidays from the PKD Foundation of Canada!   With 2016 drawing to a close, we hope you will consider making your year-end holiday gift to advance Canadian research, advocacy and support for more PKD patients and their loved ones.

Devastating disease that runs in the family

Part two of our four-part National Post PKD series features the entire Pekar family from Hamilton, ON. Arie Pekar received a kidney transplant from a close friend shortly after Arie’s son was born. Unfortunately his mother, Ilana, who has been on dialysis for PKD for 23 years, has yet to find a...

Confronting the ‘hidden disease’

Our four-part PKD series launched today in the National Post, featuring one of our youngest PKD heroes, Harrison Osborne! Harrison loves superheroes and in fact, is one himself. He was diagnosed with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) before he was even born and is overcoming the odds, living his life...

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