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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).

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...

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...

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...

At 47 I May Look Pregnant, But I'm Living With Kidney Disease

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post I'm 47 years old and people are still asking me if I am pregnant. I try to take it as a compliment about how young I must look, but when people first started asking me, I would turn very red and uncomfortable....

PKD Awareness Day 2016

Once again, Health Canada is recognizing September 4th as National Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Awareness Day – a special day devoted to raising awareness of this life-threatening, genetic disease.

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