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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.

Find out more about PKD.


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money treeJoin This Year’s PKD Charity’s £20 Challenge!

Help us raise funds this year by taking on the challenge to grow a £20 stake into a larger donation in just 2 months.

The charity’s fourth annual £20 Challenge runs for 2 months from 1st February to 31st March and is open to individuals, groups and businesses with prizes for the largest donation and for the most novel fundraising idea.

From cake sales, to sponsored slims, fancy dress days and quizzes, to exploding chocolate hampers, knitting sales and sporting events; we give you £20 and 2 months and you choose how you’d like to grow that £20 into something bigger!

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Latest News & Events

Rare Disease Day 28 February 2017

This year's Rare Disease Day theme is “Research”.

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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' has launched

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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Latest Research

Clinical research fellowship grant - Addenbrooke's Hospital

The PKD Charity has awarded £10,000 to Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust towards a clinical research fellowship.

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PhD studentship award - Royal Free Centre for Nephrology

The PKD Charity has awarded £32,259 over 3 years to UCL Royal Free Centre for Nephrology towards a joint PhD studentship.

The grant will help support a PhD student undertaking PKD research.

DRINK pilot app - Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit

The PKD Charity has awarded £10,000 to Cambridge Hospitals and Clinical Trial Unit towards the development of a smartphone app to support the DRINK pilot.

Find out more about the DRINK pilot here.

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