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Karen Murkovic, Oakville ON | Voices of PKD

"My name is Karen, and this story is about my journey with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). I was diagnosed at the age of 18. I knew it was a condition that not only threatened my own health, but also had the potential to be passed on to my children. This...

Planning a family conversation about PKD | PKD Resources

Do you talk about PKD within your family, or are those conversations that you try to avoid? In this blog, we explore the intricacies of planning for important family conversations about PKD, so that you can turn apprehension into unity, mutual support and informed decision-making.

Welcoming our new Executive Director

We are so excited that our Board of Directors has selected Kathleen Barnard as our new Executive Director!  Kathleen is a seasoned, community-focused senior executive with nearly 20 years of experience leading strategic initiatives and programs for nonprofit organizations.

March is kidney health month 2024!

March is kidney health month, a time when we shine a light on kidney disease through our "31 Days of PKD" social media posts. This year we are sharing stories and information to educate and raise awareness about PKD, reduce the stigma of PKD, empower people affected by PKD to...

Introduction to the Kidney Paired Donation Program | Webinar Video

Last week's webinar on the Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program is now up on our YouTube channel! Kidney paired donation is a program that matches transplant candidates with suitable living donors. It gives people the chance to become a living kidney donor while ensuring that someone they want to help receives...

February 2024 issue | PKD e-News

Welcome to the February e-News from the PKD Foundation of Canada! You'll find useful information to help you take steps in dealing with polycystic kidney disease.

Fats and PKD | Kidney Nutrition with Emily Campbell

In this month’s blog, Emily Campbell, a registered dietitian, dives into the facts about fats and PKD. Not all sources of dietary fat are considered equal. And some can increase cholesterol levels, which leads to cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is common with PKD, so protecting the heart and kidneys is...

Kelly Konieczny, AB | Voices of PKD

"Hello, my name is Kelly Konieczny. I first shared my PKD story with this community in September of 2022. At the time, my kidneys had failed (one had been completely removed) and I was on dialysis four or five times per week, waiting for a kidney donation. I'm still waiting....

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