March 01, 2018

National Kidney Month & World Kidney Day!

_ENDPKD.pngKidney Month is recognized in March across Canada and the United States. We spend this time raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health, and to reduce the frequency and impact kidney disease and its associated health problems have on an international level. We encourage you all to get out there and share your PKD journey with as many people as possible!
This year we have a Facebook frame that you can add to your profile picture to show your support throughout the month of March...and the rest of the year! Add the teal #ENDPKD banner to your profile picture here.
Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for a variety of Kidney Month stories and photos. You can help spread awareness of PKD and the importance of keeping our kidneys healthy by sharing these posts through your social media channels.


World Kidney Day is March 8!
WKD As part of National Kidney Month in March, World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. This year's theme focuses on women's health, which you can read more about here.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem with adverse outcomes of kidney failure and premature death. CKD affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 deaths each year.

Check out and follow the conversation on social media using #WKD2018.


Born on World Kidney Day 2012: Meet ARPKD Warrior Hurricane Harrison

Harrison was diagnosed with ARPKD before he was born. His dad, a teacher and illustrator, has found artistic inspiration in his tough little boy, who the family calls Hurricane Harrison.

Today, he has defied the odds stacked against him, but there is still a long road ahead. More treatment options will be needed for Harrison as his PKD progresses.

Wishing you a very Happy 6th Birthday, Harrison!

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Get accurate and clear information about polycystic kidney disease and read answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about an ADPKD or ARPKD diagnosis.



One of the most powerful ways you can be a part of Kidney Month is by making a gift today.

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The PKD Foundation of Canada chapters and the volunteers who lead them are the backbone of the polycystic kidney disease (PKD) community, driving vital programs around the world.

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