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Living Kidney Donation | Webinar Video

This webinar on the topic of living kidney donation answers a number of questions that people affected by polycystic kidney disease (PKD) may have about the living kidney donation process. Panelists included experts from Canadian Blood Services and the Transplant Ambassador Program, as well as a patient story from a...

Love Your Kidneys: PKD & Nutrition | Webinar Video

The video recording from our March webinar on the topic of Nutrition and PKD is now available on our YouTube channel! This fun and informative webinar featured a cooking demonstration of a recipe from our new PKD cookbook, Love Your Kidneys.

Introduction to the Kidney Paired Donation Program | Webinar Video

Last week's webinar on the Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program is now up on our YouTube channel! Kidney paired donation is a program that matches transplant candidates with suitable living donors. It gives people the chance to become a living kidney donor while ensuring that someone they want to help receives...

All About Polycystic Kidney Disease | Webinar Video

This Webinar was an overview of polycystic kidney disease, the pathway to transplant and how the PKD Foundation of Canada can support you. This session was co-presented by the Centre for Living Organ Donation and the PKD Foundation of Canada, and provided an in-depth look at the journey with polycystic...

Medical Cannabis in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease | Webinar Video

An overview of the current state of evidence regarding use of cannabis in people living with kidney disease, practical considerations for those using or considering using cannabis, how cannabis use integrates into overall care of people living with kidney disease, and a discussion of lived experience using cannabis as part...

Getting To Know the Transplant Ambassador Program | Webinar Video

We are excited to announce our new formal partnership with our friends at the Transplant Ambassador Program (TAP)! TAP provides programming for kidney patients and living donors, to get together to discuss the barriers to kidney transplantation and what could be done to overcome them. Transplant Ambassadors are kidney transplant recipients...

Clarity on Keto for PKD: Is it right for you? | Webinar Video

Keto can be amazing but isn't right for everyone. In order to further validate their observations, their kidney-safe ketogenic approach will be put to the test in an upcoming clinical trial in Toronto, led by Dr. York Pei. Jessianna Saville shares details about this trial, why it is an exciting...

Why Does ADPKD Severity Differ Among Family Members? | Webinar Video

If polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is caused by a genetic mutation, and family members have the same mutation, why are some family members more severely affected than others? Dr. Lanktree discusses what we can learn about autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) by examining affected families.

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