January 2021 PKD e-News
Welcome to the PKD Foundation of Canada's January e-News! We have provided information important to helping you take action in your journey with PKD.
UPCOMING WEBINAR: Polycystic Kidney Disease & the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Speaker: Dr. York Pei
This is a FREE event. All are welcome!
COVID-19 is a serious health concern and the impact on our lives continues to evolve on a daily basis. In these unprecedented times, individuals with pre-existing conditions need to be especially careful. With the distribution of the Pfizer-19 vaccine under way in Canada, many of those affected by PKD have questions. It is our goal to provide you with up-to-date information as it relates to this virus, the vaccine, and to help ease your mind during this challenging time.
The PKD Foundation of Canada is proud to present this complimentary webinar, “Polycystic Kidney Disease & the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.” This webinar will give you the opportunity to ask questions to one of the world’s leading nephrologists and PKD specialists, Dr. York Pei. We hope you can join us!
Upcoming Webinars From the University Health Network
When: Monday, February 11th: 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
Speaker: Dr. Sunita Singh
This presentation will provide an overview of the living kidney donor assessment process at the Ajmera Transplant Centre, UHN.
Polycystic Kidney Disease Diagnoses and Treatment Options
When: Thursday, February 25th: 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
Speaker: Dr. York Pei
This complimentary presentation will provide an overview polycystic kidney disease, including diagnosis and treatment options.
This session is intended for patients, caregivers, family and healthcare providers - but anyone who is interested is welcome!
Obesity and Overweight: What You Should Know
Read the full National Kidney Foundation article here.
Two Surgeries, One Procedure: Polycystic Kidney Disease Care at Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic surgeons pioneered a surgical approach that removes diseased kidneys and transplants healthy kidneys during the same surgery, eliminating the need to wait several months after transplant for kidney removal surgery."
To learn more, click here!
PKD Health Note: 10 Ways to Eat Healthy in 2021
Restoring balanced, healthy eating is anchored in taking good care of yourself, connecting with others, and doing more of what feels good. Ready to make eating natural for yourself again?"
Read the full Psychology Today article, that provides 10 ways to empower yourself, take positive action in all areas of your life, and change your relationship with food for the better, here.
Yoga and Polycystic Kidney Disease
Read the full blog post here!
Changes to Organ and Tissue Donation in Nova Scotia
Learn more about how Bill 133 will help save and improve lives here!
In The News: Kidney Kinship
Check out the article here!
B.C. Hot Dog vendor Gives Life-Changing Christmas Gift to Frequent Customer
In the News: Surrey Mother Desperately Seeks Kidney Donor
But it’s not just her own life she’s looking to save, she needs to care for other family members.
“My daughter has brain injury from meningitis. Without me, she has to be in care, and we all know what that looks like. A child does not want to be in care. She deserves to be at home, loved and properly taken care of.”
Read the full article here!
DIY2ENDPKD: How To Plan Your Own Successful Fundraiser
With the tips provided here, you can plan your own successful fundraiser to make your support go further in the fight to #endPKD.
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!