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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
We are excited to announce our new Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), who will be joining the PKD Foundation on Feb. 9. David Baron, Ph.D., will be leading the Foundation's work in research toward finding treatments and a cure. Baron's background in biomedical sciences and drug development will keep us moving forward with progress in research.
Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and sign up with your Kroger Plus card to have Kroger donate money to "Central Ohio Chapter PKD Foundation". It is very easy and costs you nothing. Simply follow the step by step instructions when registering online.
- Sign up at www.krogercommunityrewards.com with your Kroger card
- When it prompts you to enter a non-profit, choose 'PKD Foundation - Central Ohio Chapter' or just enter our organization number: 81918
- Start shopping!
Whenever you use your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger donates money to our local chapter. If you have participated previously, you will need to re-enroll for 2012/2013 fiscal year.
Local Events and Meetings
Chapter meetings are another opportunity for you to have your questions and concerns about PKD addressed. We will do our best to provide you with answers or direct you to someone that can assist you. Everyone is welcome!
Although the Central Ohio Chapter does not have any meetings planned at this time, we would still love to hear from you! If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Mara, at email@example.com.
Check back for meeting updates!
Central Ohio Walk for PKD
The Central Ohio Chapter wants to thank everyone for participating and fundraising for the 2014 Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of the support. We look forward to seeing you this fall at the 2015 Central Ohio Walk for PKD!
Latest Free Webinar
Presented by Clifford Miles, M.D., UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee Region 8 Representative; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine; Transplant Nephrologist, University of Nebraska Medical Center
On Dec. 4, 2014, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) implemented a new system for allocating deceased donor kidneys to those on the transplant waiting list. Questions have come in asking how the new Kidney Allocation System (KAS) will affect PKD patients. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Clifford Miles, UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee Region 8 representative, where he answers your questions, both pre-submitted and submitted in real time, during the webinar.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.