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The Voice of PKD


Supporting people affected by polycystic kidney disease, raising awareness and funding research

The Voice of PKD

Supporting people affected by polycystic kidney disease, raising awareness and funding research

About PKD

Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD is a range of life-threatening inherited conditions that can cause kidney failure and affect other organs

Learn about ADPKD or ARPKD

About PKD

Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD is a range of life-threatening inherited conditions that can cause kidney failure and affect other organs

Learn about ADPKD or ARPKD

Get Support

We want everyone affected by PKD to live life to the full by providing the help, information and support needed at every stage. 

Find out how to get support

Get Support

We want everyone affected by PKD to live life to the full by providing the help, information and support needed at every stage. 

Find out how to get support

PKD research

Research is the only way to stop the progression of PKD and transform the lives of those affected today and in the future.

Read more about PKD research

PKD research

Research is the only way to stop the progression of PKD and transform the lives of those affected today and in the future.

Read more about PKD research

  • Study identifies cell signals that might be intercepted to treat PLD

    Study identifies cell signals that might be intercepted to treat PLD

    15 January 2024
    Following on from our recent article on polycystic liver disease (PLD), we’re excited to share so...
  • AI Measures Kidney Size 6 Times Faster than Humans

    AI Measures Kidney Size 6 Times Faster than Humans

    15 January 2024
    Artificial intelligence (AI) once felt like it had a home only in science fiction stories, but th...
  • Covid Treatments and Autumn 2023 Booster: Everything you need to know

    Covid Treatments and Autumn 2023 Booster: Everything you need to know

    26 August 2023
    Whilst the initial urgency of the pandemic has waned, Covid-19 still remains a threat, particular...
  • Help at your fingertips - The PKD App

    Help at your fingertips - The PKD App

    11 January 2023
    We're excited to kick off 2023 with the launch of the brand new PKD App! Developed by the PK...
  • Energy bills: what are the best ways to save this winter?

    Energy bills: what are the best ways to save this winter?

    14 December 2022
    The prospect of huge home energy bills this winter means that most of us are desperately searchin...
  • Lab grown kidneys could lead to new treatments that slow disease progression

    Lab grown kidneys could lead to new treatments that slow disease progression

    04 July 2022
    We are delighted to fund Professor Colin A Johnson and his work looking for novel treatments for ...
  • New study aims to prevent cyst formation in ADPKD

    New study aims to prevent cyst formation in ADPKD

    28 June 2022
    It is with great pleasure we announce that we are funding Professor Albert Ong on his mission to ...
  • Grant to study genetics could improve lives of ARPKD patients

    Grant to study genetics could improve lives of ARPKD patients

    23 June 2022
    We're thrilled to co-fund a PKD PhD Studentship under the supervision of Dr Joe Cockburn, one of ...
  • PKD patients set to benefit from research investment of over £500,000

    PKD patients set to benefit from research investment of over £500,000

    26 May 2022
    PKD Charity and Kidney Research UK have teamed up to fund three research projects to improve the ...
  • Grant to study blood vessels and lymphatics in PKD

    Grant to study blood vessels and lymphatics in PKD

    03 May 2022
    The PKD Charity has awarded a £14,960 research grant to a group at University College London...
  • Living Well on Haemodialysis

    Living Well on Haemodialysis

    17 January 2022
    Researchers at the University of Derby and the University of Nottingham are looking for people to...
  • PatientView to move to Patients Know Best

    PatientView to move to Patients Know Best

    09 December 2021
    The UK Kidney Association (UKKA) has signed an important deal with Patients Know Best (PKB) to re...

Help fund PKD research and the Charity’s work

Your fundraising help us achieve our three core aims of support, awareness and research, as we work to improve the lives of everyone affected by PKD and give hope for the future​.

Find out how to fundraise for the PKD Charity

Help fund PKD research and the Charity’s work

Your fundraising help us achieve our three core aims of support, awareness and research, as we work to improve the lives of everyone affected by PKD and give hope for the future​.

Find out how to fundraise for the PKD Charity

Thank you for supporting our work

Your donation means we can support those with PKD and fund vital research.