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

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

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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.

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Latest news

January 17, 2022

Living Well on Haemodialysis

by Jane Pugh

Researchers at the University of Derby and the University of Nottingham are looking for people to take part in a trial of new online materials designed to help people live well on dialysis.
December 20, 2021

UK's most vulnerable to receive life-saving COVID-19 treatments

by Jane Pugh

Thousands of the UK’s most vulnerable people are now among the first in the world to access life-saving, cutting-edge antiviral and antibody treatments for Covid-19 at home.
December 09, 2021

PatientView to move to Patients Know Best

by Jane Pugh

The UK Kidney Association (UKKA) has signed an important deal with Patients Know Best (PKB) to re-platform the national patient-facing system PatientView to the PKB personal health records platform.
October 27, 2021

Grant to promote PKD treatment research

by Tess Harris

The PKD Charity has just awarded a £45,000 grant to the UCL Division of Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital London to part-fund a 3-year PhD Studentship.
October 14, 2021

ADPKD aneurysm risk study

by Tess Harris

People with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are known to be at high risk of intracranial aneurysms (IA).
September 26, 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and polycystic kidney disease update

by Hannah Bridges

We provide some quick facts here on COVID-19 for people with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).
September 15, 2021

Recommendations for third or booster COVID-19 vaccines

by Jane Pugh

Clarification on kidney patients who are eligible for the third primary dose or booster COVID-19 vaccination is now available.
September 02, 2021

Third dose of Covid vaccine for severely immunosuppressed

by Jane Pugh

The JCVI advises that a third dose should be offered to people over 12 who were severely immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second dose, including those with leukaemia, advanced HIV…
August 18, 2021

New research on Covid-19 vaccines

by Jane Pugh

Research published this month highlights the need for a third covid-19 vaccine dose for kidney patients, with calls for the JCVI to prioritise roll out.

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