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About 70,000 adults and children in the UK may have Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD - life-threatening inherited conditions that can cause renal (kidney) failure and affect other organs in the body.

We support those affected, their families and carers. We raise awareness and fund research.

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Latest News & Events

Would you like to take part in the DRINK Study?

The DRINK study is looking to recruit patients in the UK with polycystic kidney disease (known as ADPKD or PKD) to take part in a research study to determine how much water to drink.  Participants will be randomly assigned to either a daily prescription of high water intake or to continue with their usual drinking practices.

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It's time to Give PKD the Bump - first-ever European PKD Awareness Campaign

'Give PKD the Bump' launches today Friday 30 September 2016

Support our first-ever European PKD Awareness & Fundraising Campaign organised by the PKD Charity and PKD patient organisations in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland to spread the word about Polycystic Kidney Disease and raise funds for much-needed research.

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Think Kidneys 2016 Campaign

'Think Kidneys' is a national programme led by the renal community and supported by NHS England and the UK Renal Registry.

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Latest Research

Grant to investigate blood pressure in children and young people with ADPKD

The PKD Charity has awarded £10,000 to UCL Institute of Child Health/Great Ormond St Hospital for a study investigating the optimal bood pressure level in children and young people with ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease).

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Development of clinical biomarkers of ADPKD progression

Final report from the investigators: Our hypothesis is that the proteins contained in the small vesicles (called exosomes) contained in the urine of ADPKD (Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease) patients reflect the disease stage and severity and can be used to identify biomarkers and evaluate risk of progression.

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First-ever grant from the PKD Charity for ARPKD Research

The PKD Charity has awarded £10,000 to Dr Evi Goggolidou of Kingston University for a study on a gene which is believed to influence the development and progression of Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD).

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