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If you have Polycystic Kidney Disease, please know you are not alone. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting thousands in America and millions worldwide.

This site is dedicated not only to Ed and assisting him in finding a living kidney donor, but also to the many others who are also seeking living kidney donations. We hope you can find solace in the information provided in the Potential Donor Section. If you have any questions about any of the information listed on our website, please contact us.

To register to become a living kidney donor for Ed, please use the following link: CLICK HERE

We feel it is also important for potential donors and recipients to understand that direct matches are no longer the only way to obtain a living kidney donor, aside from a cadaver. Please ask your medical professionals about the National Kidney Registry, Pair Matching Program. For more information on the Pair Matching Program, please view our link for the National Kidney Registry.

About

Originally from Philadelphia and currently residing in Central Florida, Ed is an avid NFL Eagles fan and works as the Rides Maintenance Supervisor at a theme park in Winter Haven, FL, showcasing his passion for puzzles and mechanics. At 42, happily married, Ed faces the challenge of dealing with an aggressive genetic form of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), a condition that also affects his entire immediate family.

Edward Strickler

what is pkd?

Polycystic Kidney Disease, or PKD, is a genetic issue where the kidneys are overtaken by cysts filled with fluid; this causes the kidneys to become much more significant than usual, sometimes reaching the size of a football and weighing as much as 30 pounds each. For context, a healthy kidney is about the size of a fist, weighs around a third of a pound, and has a smooth exterior. Its main job is to clear waste from your blood and keep your body’s chemicals in balance. When PKD strikes, these vital organs can no longer do their job effectively.

You might hear about two types of PKD: one that shows up in childhood (Autosomal Dominant PKD) and another that tends to appear in adults (Autosomal Recessive PKD). There’s also a rare form that occurs due to spontaneous gene mutation. Typically, PKD is something you get from your parents. If you’re an adult with PKD, you found out about it, mostly likely in your 30 to 40 years old. It’s interesting to note that 90% of PKD cases are due to Autosomal Dominant PKD, which is the version that can be passed down even if only one parent has the gene.

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Little Caesars Pizza

With this fundraiser, we receive you can purchase a pizza promo code to use the same day for an in-store pick-up or save the promo code for another time.

Poppin Popcorn

Poppin Popcorn offers a gourmet popcorn fundraising opportunity featuring a range of flavors, from white cheddar to chocolate, and beyond.

T-Shirt Fundraiser

Kidney For Ed is delighted to have received numerous donated designs from two talented artists: Ashleigh Ferreira-Bartlett and Kidney Conversations AI Art.

South Jersey Poker Tournament Fundraiser

Ed and I are looking forward to potentially returning to our hometown later this year, pending Ed’s kidney donation process.

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