3.05.2008

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is actually very common but hardly anyone knows about it. It is more common than diabetes. It affects 500,000 people in the United States and is a genetic disease that will affect whole families for generations. My Dad and his brother and sister all died from it. Their mother died from it. I have a brother and sister, as well as me, diagnosed with PKD. Both my siblings have had transplants, my sister from a live donor, my brother from a cadaver. Both have been very successful, particularly for my brother.

I urge you to consider being an organ donor. Having a transplant is a life saver!

2 comments:

Al said...

A cadaver!!!! Oh, GROSS !!!

Rose said...

I signed my Organ card. My condolences for your loss.