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Man Donates Kidney To Wife Of Almost 30 Years: What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Man Donates Kidney To Wife Of Almost 30 Years: What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Compared to normal kidneys, polycystic kidneys have fluid-filled cysts. If they grow too large or too many, the condition may eventually lead to kidney failure.   ( Bruce Blaus | Wikimedia Commons )

A Washington man donated his kidney to his wife just a few months before they celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. What is polycystic kidney disease or PKD?

Husband Donates Kidney To Wife

In October, Steve and Lesley Kennedy will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. Before reaching that milestone, however, the couple endured the complications of Lesley’s PKD.

For a long time, Lesley had been suffering from the disease that causes fluid-filled cysts to grow in her kidneys. Eventually, her condition grew severe enough for her to require dialysis and doctors informed her that she already needed a kidney transplant.