PKD Connection Blog

Stephen Parnell, Ph.D., from the University of Kansas Medical Center, is one of 15 scientists recently awarded with a grant from the PKD Foundation. These awardees will receive a total of $2.4 million over the next two years. Dr. Parnell’s […]

When I was first diagnosed with PKD at ten years old, my nephrologist told my mom and me, “You will probably follow your same family history and not be affected until your late 40s to early 50s,” but my mom […]

April is Donate Life Month, so we put together some stats to underscore the importance of organ donation in the lives of those affected by PKD. More than half of people with PKD will develop kidney failure by age 50. Once a person […]

Actions speak louder than words. A mere “thank you” to my living kidney donor, Sally Robertson, seems inadequate as I’ve been afforded the past 13 years and 8 months of living because of her decision to donate life. I choose […]