December 2020 PKD e-News
Welcome to the PKD Foundation of Canada's December e-News! We have provided information important to helping you take action in your journey with PKD.
New Study Findings: ADPKD Does Not Significantly Alter Major COVID-19 Outcomes Among Veterans
"Chronic kidney disease (CKD), as well as its common causes (e.g., diabetes and obesity), are recognized risk factors for severe COVID-19 illness. To explore whether the most common inherited cause of CKD, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), is also an independent risk factor, we studied data from the VA health system and the VA COVID-19-shared resources (e.g., ICD codes, demographics, pre-existing conditions, pre-testing symptoms, and post-testing outcomes)."
You can find Dr. Xiangqin Cui's preliminary findings in preprint (not yet peer-reviewed) here!
New Living Transplant Podcast Episode: #DialysisLife
'Living Transplant' is a podcast series with hosts Brittany Cole (Bedside Nurse, Ajmera Transplant Centre) and Courtney Mahrt (Communication, Centre for Living Organ Donation) as they explore transplantation through the perspectives of frontline staff, researchers, innovators, and transplant pioneers, as well as organ donation recipients, living organ donors, families and caregivers.
This podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. New to podcasts? Head to livingorgandonation.ca to listen!
Upcoming Webinar: Home Hemodialysis: What? Why? How?
BC Renal is hosting an upcoming patient education webinar on February 4th at 5pm EST. The topic will be, 'Home Hemodialysis: What? Why? How?'
For more information and to register, view the event poster here!
PKD Health Note: Meatball and Veggie Soup Recipe
Meatball and Veggie Soup Recipe
In The News: One Couple, Two Kidneys, Lives Intertwined
Read about Suzanne’s PKD journey here!
Planning For a Safe Holiday Season
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre has provided some tips for families for keeping the holidays bright while staying safe. Read the full article here!
Virtual Walk to END PKD Campaign Raises Over $160,000 in 2020!
These funds will strengthen our mission to improve programs of research, advocacy, education and awareness, while also giving hope to the 66,000 Canadians and 12.5 million worldwide living with PKD and their loved ones.
It was truly amazing to see all of your walk photos from hometowns across the nation. You can check out more pictures from the Walk to END PKD events on our Facebook page here!
Send Your Loved One a PKD Holiday Card This Year!
When making your online donation, simply provide your honouree's contact information to ensure they receive a card from us letting them know a gift has been made in their honour.
Make your secure online donation here!
Have You Made Your Tax-Deductible Charitable Donation?
Turn Your Old Car Into Support for the PKD Community!
Help People SEE ADPKD: Share Your Story Today!
Help give a voice to a widely unknown disease by sharing your story here.
You can read some of our Voices of PKD here!