Hear Earl’s personal story and learn about his battle with Polycystic Kidney Disease.
A History with PKD
Earl and his family have a long and rough history with PKD. From childhood to now, learn how the family has dealt with the chronic disease.
What is PKD?
Polycystic Kidney Disease is not a very well known disease. Have you heard of it or do you know someone who suffers from it?
Check out this animated video to see what it is and how it affects the body and organs.
How You Can Help
There are a variety of ways that you can not only help Earl, but thousands of others suffering with PKD. Find out how to help in this video.
If you have found it in your heart to become a living donor, Earl and AAC thank you. The process to become approved to donate your kidney to Earl, or others, can be started by calling the number below.
Living Donorship happens when someone 18 or over has a healthy organ, like a kidney, that is donated to someone in need. Thanks to updated procedures and improved medications, a genetic link between the donor and recipient is no longer required to ensure a successful transplant. This means that you do not have to be related to an individual in order to give or receive an organ from them.
There is a process of approval before donorship can happen to make sure that the donor is healthy and will not suffer health complications once the organ is donated.
22 people in the United States die each day waiting for a transplant. 121,455 people are on a waiting list for a transplant. You can save a life by becoming a living donor.
~ for Jessica Luga on behalf of Kidney Donorship for Earl Hopkins ~
~ for Miguel Can on Behalf of Kidney Donorship for Earl Hopkins ~