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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Philippa takes on her first Marathon for PKD

On 8th April Philippa Harpham is running her first ever marathon and it’s all for the PKD Charity.

Deb the Donor gives Elaine a second chance at life

As the proud owner of a donated kidney I have a story to tell.

The Dawn of the Artificial Kidney

Artificial kidneys may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but these ground-breaking new treatments are currently being designed and tested across the globe.

RaDaR Conference on Rare Disease Day 2018

I was very pleased to accompany our very own Tess and Carol (a fellow PKD patient) to the National Registry of Rare Kidney Diseases (RaDaR) conference held in honour of World Rare Disease Day 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

We walked a mile in green for PKD

Kay and her family are passionate about raising awareness and funds for the PKD Charity. Kay tells us about a recent event she helped organise at her children's primary school, Chase Terrace.

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PKD Charity is a Member of

  • Fundraising Regulator Website
  • Visit The Information Standard website
  • Visit PKD International website
  • Visit Ciliopathy Alliance website
  • Visit the Genetic Alliance UK website
  • Rare Disease UK Website
  • National Voices Website
  • Specialised Healthcare Alliance Website
  • FEDERG Website
  • Visit EURORDIS website