My name is Denise Schmidt and I’m a transplant recipient. PKD runs in my family. My mom had it along with her sister, and my two adult sons have it (both are on dialysis). They’re both getting tested to be added to the transplant list. My cousin had a transplant and his sister is also getting testing—neither had to do dialysis yet. I’ve had my new kidney since 2008. My husband was my donor. My mom received my brother’s kidney and it worked well until she passed away (but not from PKD).

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