June 2021 PKD e-News
Welcome to the PKD Foundation of Canada's June e-News! We have provided information important to helping you take action in your journey with PKD.
Pain and Polycystic Kidney Disease | Screening and Testing for ADPKD | Pregnancy and Family Planning with ADPKD
A recent article from the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology explores the association between overweight and obesity with ADPKD progression and efficacy of tolvaptan. Read the full article here.
"Immune responses to COVID-19 mRNA vaccination appear strong in patients on hemodialysis, but less certain in kidney transplant recipients, in whom these responses may vary by immunosuppressive regimen, according to a new study." Read the full article from Renal and Urology News here.
"Though the majority of our work lives look different during COVID-19, one thing has remained constant: the back and neck pain we get from sitting all day." Visit UHN's website for simple stretches and daily movements to help ease your pain!
Gavin Sexton (11 years old) finally received a new kidney after three years on dialysis. His teacher, Ann Chiumino, and Gavin will have a bond for life. Read the full article here.
We are heartbroken by the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Our hearts are with all of the survivors, intergenerational survivors and families impacted by Canada’s residential schools. Read our full statement here.
Help us reach our goal of $40,000 by registering or donating today! Click here for more information.
Every dollar raised online for the PKD Foundation of Canada through Canada Helps in the month of June counts as an entry for the PKDFOC to win a $20,000 prize! For more information, visit endpkd.ca/givingchallengeCA.
We hope you will help us reach the ultimate finish line - a cure for PKD!
With the tips provided here, you can plan your own successful fundraiser to make your support go further in the fight to #endPKD.
Help give a voice to a widely unknown disease by sharing your story here.
You can read some of our Voices of PKD here!