News and Information
Walk Season is Here!
Join us for your local Walk for PKD and be the difference in 2015!
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.
Download your digital copy today!
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 Education Meeting
San Francisco Education Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 7
2 to 4 pm
Sports Basement - Grotto Room
1590 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Topic: Kidney Transplants
Speaker: Nikki Ehrenberg, RN, CPTC
Please join us for our next education meeting when our guest speaker will be Nikki Ehrenberg, RN, CPTC, a nurse coordinator and supervisor at the UCSF Kidney Transplant Center. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about all aspects of kidney transplants and to meet others in the PKD community.
If you have any questions about our education meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, Lynn & Susan at email@example.com.
Chapter Support Meeting
Check back for upcoming support meeting dates!
If you have any questions about upcoming support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, Lynn & Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help! I Just Discovered I have Kidney Disease! What Do I Do Now?
Presented by Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients
Sunday, September 20
1 to 4 p.m.
Hussain Gilani, MD
Chabot Nephrology Medical Group
Faith Tootell, MS, RD, CSR, FADA
Renal Dietitian, Nutrition Services Manager
Alta Bates Summit Hospital
Merritt Pavilion -- Rooms "Fir 1 & 2"
350 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Or call: 650-323-2225
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Kiehl's Berkeley Shopping Night
Thank you to the San Francisco Chapter members, Kiehl's Berkeley and many 4th Street Merchants for making the 6th annual Kiehl's shopping night a success. Guests enjoyed a raffle, holiday shopping, a lovely spread and socializing - all for PKD. More than $1,500 was raised to support the mission of the PKD Foundation.
San Francisco Walk for PKD
September 26, 2015
Mission Creek Park
Registration is now open!
To learn more about the San Francisco walk or to donate, click here.
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Next Webinar Wednesday
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 12 - 1 p.m. CDT
PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D., will discuss the function of the kidney and why they're so important.
Latest National Webinar
Kidney stones can be painful and occur more often in PKD patients than in the general population. Dr. Arlene Chapman, Dr. Bharathi Reddy and Dr. Anna Zisman will help you understand what kidney stones are, why they happen and what can be done to treat them.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.