San Francisco ChapterConnect. Support. Educate.

With the help of PKD Foundation Chapters in cities across the country and beyond, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients who want to join in the fight to find a treatment and cure for PKD. Just contact us at sanfranciscochapter@pkdcure.org to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.

 

News and Information News and Information

 PKD Patient Handbook

June 2015

The newly updated PKD handbook is now available! The revised handbook has undergone extensive reviews and updating by PKD experts. Topics include PKD signs and symptoms, diet and nutrition, kidney failure, transplantation and more.

Download your digital copy today!

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The Chain - A Musical About Kidney Transplantation

 

 

This is the 2nd staged reading of our musical, The Chain. It's “about” kidney transplantation, but it really delves into our human need for each other, body to body, heart to heart, across whatever differences might temporarily seem to separate us.

 

The Chain - A Musical About Kidney Transplantation

 


Bay Area musician receives a kidney transplant.

Sarah and Jesse Brewster gave each other their hearts quite a few years ago and now, right after Valentine's Day, Sarah is also giving her husband one of her kidneys. Watch a video of their story.

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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Chapter Support Meeting

Chapter meetings provide an 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!

We do not have any meetings scheduled at this time but we would still like to hear from you. Please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Lynn at  sanfranciscochapter@pkdcure.org.  


San Francisco Walk for PKD

        

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2015 San Francisco Walk for PKD!

           

 We had a great time! Check out some of our favorite memories from the Walk here!                          

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Resources Resources

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Next Webinar Wednesday

Webinar Wednesdays with CSO David Baron, Ph.D.Journal article review on ARPKD research

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 12 - 1 p.m. CST

David will breakdown a published scientific journal article to explain it in simple, straightforward terms. He will discuss an article by K. J. Kelly, et al. in PLOS ONE titled: Improved structure and function in autosomal recessive polycystic rat kidneys with renal tubular cell therapy.

Register


Latest National Webinar

Dr. David BaronThe sequence of drug development

Presented by: David Baron, Ph.D., PKD Foundation CSO

Why does a drug therapy take so long to find? Hear from PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D. as he uses his decades of experience in drug development to explain the process as it relates to PKD.

Watch now

Watch previous webinars here.


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Discussion Forums

PKD Discussion ForumsPKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.

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