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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: August 21, 2019 02:08 PM
From: Representative Rosemary M. Brown
To: All House members
Subject: A Resolution recognizing the month of September 2019 as "Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.
Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disease that is passed from an infected parent to child and causes uncontrolled growth of cysts in the kidneys. It affects all racial and ethnic groups equally and occurs equally in men and women. Approximately 600,000 people in the United States have Polycystic Kidney Disease and it is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure.

My mother-in-law passed away however, she dealt with PKD most of her life. As a result of PKD she experienced a kidney transplant which was successful for over 19 years.

Please join me in recognizing September 2019 as Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Introduced as HR464