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About the PKD Foundation

The PKD Foundation is the only organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and to improving the lives of those it affects. Since 1982, we have proudly funded more than $50 million in PKD research and leveraged $1.5 billion in government funding, while serving our local communities across the country. We are inspired by our mission. And driven by our vision.

ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS

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DONATIONS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

what is pkd?

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) affects thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide but is still relatively unknown.

LIVING WITH PKD

If you or someone you care about is living with PKD, your top priorities are maintaining a high quality of life and managing the disease.

NUTRITION

While a specific diet won’t make polycystic kidneys better, it is ideal to eat a balanced and healthy diet.

find a clinic

Find and assess clinics near you with our Find a PKD Clinic tool, with over 50 medical centers and 220 nephrologists familiar with PKD.

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COVID-19 WEBCAST SERIES

Experts answer your questions about COVID-19 and PKD, dialysis, transplantation, and stress.

ADVOCACY

We’re working with Congress to #endPKD, and we need your help.

TOLVAPTAN

The first treatment for ADPKD was approved in 2018

WALK FOR PKD

100% of donations fund life-saving research. Walk with us!

Clinical studies

Help researchers unlock the secrets of PKD and find a treatment by participating in a study. 

 

PKD HOPE LINE

Do you have questions about PKD? Call the PKD HOPE line today and speak with trained PKD Foundation staff.

With PKD Connect, no one will ever face polycystic kidney disease alone. Because patients, family and loved ones will always be connected to others who understand firsthand what you’re going through. Whether you are looking for information, resources or just a shoulder to lean on, PKD Connect gives you the support to keep hope within reach.
COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT

You’re not alone. Find a mentor, call our Hope line, or join a Chapter.

RESOURCES AND EDUCATION

From diagnosis to dialysis, everything you want to know about PKD.

PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS

Caring for a loved one with PKD can be stressful. We’re here to help.

ADPKD REGISTRY

Move research forward when you join the first U.S. ADPKD Registry.

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SHARE YOUR STORY

VOICES OF PKD

This year, make it your goal to create a future without PKD. Turn your passion and hobbies into hope. 100% of the funds raised will support life-saving research.

DIY

Take the fight against PKD into your own hands by organizing a local fundraiser. You can do just about anything to raise money for research.

CHALLENGE

Make this your challenge! Whether you’re a runner, cycler or dodgeball champion, use your activity to make a difference and help end PKD.

CELEBRATIONS

Life is worth celebrating. Celebrate a birthday, transplant anniversary, or the life of a loved one by helping us move closer to a cure.

MARATHONS

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to run with #teamPKD in the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon this fall.