PKDVA and the Virginia National Kidney Foundation recently announced an exciting partnership!
NKF will donate 50% of the proceeds of automobiles donated to its Kidney Cars Program to PKDVA when a contributor is identified as a Friend of PKD of VA.
Instead of haggling over value – donate your car to the Kidney Cars program and take the full value as a tax deduction. Plus, you’ll know that you are making a contribution for a very important cause! more info
MORE NEWS & CURRENT RESEARCH
• Kidney disease is increasing at an alarming rate, and the number of people requiring dialysis or a transplant to stay alive is expected to double in the next decade. Medicare, the health insurance program for the elderly, pays for dialysis for Americans of any age, with costs already totaling $16 billion a year. A recent report questions the quality of care at dialysis centers. [more]
• Researchers at the Mayo Clinic and Indiana University, utilizing an existing drug already used on humans to treat irregular fluid retention, found it also retards cyst production and disease progression in PKD. Mayo researchers using a drug called OPC31260 discovered it reduces the size of kidney cysts in laboratory animals that have the identical form of PKD as found in humans, and with very little toxicity.
These findings are likely to pave the way for clinical trials of this drug in people with PKD; it generates great optimism for a soon therapy to stop the progression of PKD. Future studies will determine how rapidly it could be used to treat those with PKD.
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THANK YOU !
To Everyone who participated in our 1st Annual Holiday Silent Auction in December. We’d especially like to thank Self Storage Base, the premier source for self storage units and portable storage units, for donating a large variety of things for the silent auction. Since self storage units are often unclaimed you can find lots of valuable things in them and instead of doing a self storage auction like most self storage facilities do, Self Storage Base decided to donate their contents to our cause.
Proceeds to Benefit PKD Education & Research in Virginia
For a List of Sponsors & Contributors, click here
NOW IT’S EVEN EASIER TO HELP FUND RESEARCH TO CURE PKD
At ShopsThatGive, every time You Shop, You Give…without paying extra. You can help raise funds for Virginia PKD research simply by doing something you do anyway – buying stuff!
FOOD LION SHOP AND SHARE
PKDVA is now a charitable organization linked with the Food Lion Shop and Share program. Once you register your MVP card via the Food Lion website, each time you shop at Food Lion and use your MVP card, a portion of your total grocery purchase will be donated to PKDVA
[click here to register]