November 01, 2023

November 2023 | PKD in the News


Iron Woman

Hilary Baude, 41, just completed the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii this fall - swimming for 2.4 miles, cycling for 112 miles, and running 26.2 miles. And she did it all with one kidney. She's the first-ever kidney donor to compete in the Ironman championship. Read more about her amazing accomplishment here.




81 year-old Charlotte Markle of Wisconsin is one of the world’s longest-surviving kidney transplant recipients. Her transplant was over 57 years ago on March 2, 1966. Read more about her story here.




A new documentary follows a B.C. woman's journey as a kidney donor to a complete stranger. She's hoping her story will inspire others to step up and become registered organ donors. 

“I constantly say that I wish that your kidneys grew back, because I would do it again and again and again,” said Shelley Hunt. Watch a recent news video about this heart-warming project, here.