Valen Keefer Launches Her New Blog: PKD Will Not Beat Me

Our spokesperson, Valen Keefer, continues to inspire the kidney disease and transplant community with her new blog for the PKD Foundation, PKD Will Not Beat Me. She’ll be sharing her story and fostering a positive space where people with PKD can come together to talk with each other, get information…

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Celebrities with Kidney Disease

It’s important for people suffering from kidney disease to know they’re not alone. Here’s a list of today’s celebrities and athletes who have suffered from kidney disease. Peter Burns, singer for the band, Dead or Alive, acute kidney failure caused by several kidney stones Nick Cannon, singer, actor, suffers from…

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Video: Mary Wu on the Rose Parade and the Importance of Organ Donation

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Be Inspired by Confessions of a Kidney Transplant Recipient

If you have kidney disease or care about someone who does, visit organ donation/kidney research advocate Mary Wu’s blog, Confessions of a Kidney Transplant Recipient, and be inspired.  In chapters from her unpublished biography, Mary chronicles her battle with kidney disease from childhood to the present day. In the midst…

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Guest Blogger Mary Wu’s Countdown to the 2012 Rose Parade

The Countdown Grab the calendar. Take out the permanent marker. Let us get ready for “The Countdown.” Yes, you read it right. “The Countdown” to the groundbreaking and extraordinary Rose Bowl Parade held on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California has officially begun. **CHEERING** Approximately 24 days from today, The…

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Top News on Dialysis and the Home Alternative

In the wake of ProPublica’s eye-opening series on the risks and cost of dialysis, there have been some interesting articles suggesting ways to improve care. And given current changes in health care and Medicare, home hemodialysis may prove to be a viable option for more patients in the near future.…

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