Vitamin A and ARPKD links uncovered in study

Research supported by the PKD Charity has uncovered links between vitamin A and ARPKD, which might lead to possible treatments in future.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and children with ARPKD

Updated  9 August 2021.

We provide some quick facts here on COVID-19 for families of children with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). The situation keeps changing and rules can differ by area.

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Covid-19 Question Time

How well are vaccines working for Kidney patients? What about antibody testing? How do you continue to stay safe from Covid-19? Hear what the experts had to say at the recent Covid-19 Question Time.

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Kidney experts meet to discuss how best to protect kidney patients from Covid-19

On Thursday 17 June, kidney doctors and scientists gathered online to share and discuss the very latest research working out how best to protect kidney patients from Covid-19.

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21k Challenge Hall of Fame – Spring addition

A BIG thank you to all our wonderful supporters that took part in the 21k Challenge in April and May 2021 and raised a whopping £8,300 for PKD Charity. Our largest amount of money raised in this challenge yet!


Domenico - London to Italy

PKD patient - Domenico Sprovier - takes on a challenge of lifetime this Summer by cycling from London to Calabria, Italy in support of PKD Charity and AIRP - Associazione Italiana Rene Policistico.

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In Sickness And In Health

As we all rallied to raise awareness of kidneys and kidney health for World Kidney Day, and Salt Awareness in March, we shared the story of one devoted husband who gave the biggest gift of all to transform his wife’s life.

In his own words, Keith tells their story…

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Introducing Sophia

PKD Charity would like to announce a new starter, Sophia Rapley! Sophia Rapley will be covering Madeleine Martin’s maternity cover as our Community and Events Fundraising Manager.

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Triumph Over Adversity...

What do you do when you’re diagnosed with an incurable disease and discover there’s nowhere to turn for information and support?

The solution for one PKD patient was to set up a charity!

Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity
91 Royal College St, London NW1 0SE
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