News and Information
PKD Patient Handbook
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.
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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.
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.
Local Events and Meetings
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 email@example.com.
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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Next Webinar Wednesday
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.
Latest National Webinar
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 previous webinars here.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.