About polycystic kidney disease
PKD is a genetic disease passed from generation to generation. It often affects many people in one family and can lead to dependence on dialysis in order to live or the need for a transplant.
It is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases. Those affected are in urgent need of treatments and a cure.
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a rare form of PKD. It strikes one in 20,000 infants and tragically often causes death in the first month of life. For newborns who survive, approximately one-third will need dialysis or a transplant by age 10.
About the PKD Foundation
The PKD Foundation is the largest private funder of PKD research. We unite with energetic and compassionate volunteers and supporters across the country to fight this disease.
Our goal is to discover the treatments that will improve the lives of those living with PKD … and one day find a cure to end PKD for good.