November 24, 2021

November 2021 PKD e-News



Welcome to the PKD Foundation of Canada's November e-News! We have provided information important to helping you take action in your journey with PKD.


BC Renal, in partnership with BC’s Kidney Care Programs, invites you and your family/friends to a province-wide webinar on November 26th at 2pm (PST).

Treatment Options:
• What options are available?
• What are the benefits and drawbacks of each?

This webinar will help you learn about the different options. You can think about which might work best for you and discuss with your kidney care team.

To register, click here!

The thought of Having Your Donor Find YOU! sounds like an unusual approach to living kidney donation, but this is what actually happens. By spreading the word about your need, Your Donor Finds YOU! Visit to get started today!

In need of a PKD-friendly recipe for your next get-together or event? Try out this low sodium, yummy artichoke dip recipe!

We are excited to introduce you to the newest member of the PKD Foundation of Canada's team, Ian McMahon! Ian will be our new Toronto Chapter Coordinator. Visit our Toronto Chapter page to read a message from Ian!

"Surgeons in New York have successfully attached a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human patient and found that the organ worked normally, a scientific breakthrough that one day may yield a vast new supply of organs for severely ill patients."

Read more here!

“Transplantation is one of the greatest successes in modern medicine. Stories like Angela’s are truly inspiring, showcasing how patients are given a future and a second chance of life, thanks to the selfless act of so many individuals – truly the gift of life."

Read the full article here!

Help give a voice to a widely unknown disease. Donate this #GivingTuesday to the PKD Foundation of Canada, the only national organization solely dedicated to fighting PKD through research, education, advocacy, support and awareness.

Do you have an old car taking up space on your property? Visit to find out more about our partnership with Donate-A-Car!

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. They are made up of groups of volunteers – PKD patients, family members and friends just like you!

We are looking for volunteers for 2022! If you are interested, please email us at [email protected].

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the world’s most common, life-threatening genetic diseases. Your stories can help people paint a more powerful picture of PKD and the lives it affects.

Help give a voice to a widely unknown disease by sharing your story here.

You can read some of our Voices of PKD here!