Give Hope

to future generations

Donate Monthly

What’s new in PKD?

We provide a combination of up-to-date research and detailed information

There’s so much happening in the PKD world — from important advancements in research and science to updates in critical legislation and information about how to manage your health. We got you covered right here.

Keep up to date on the latest news in PKD research and on the progress we are making, hear about important legislation that affects the PKD community, and learn about our education and fundraising events.

What's new?
Washington summary February 2017

Trump Administration The impact on FDA and NIH of the Jan. 24 hiring freeze for federal employees, except for national security and public safety reasons, remains uncertain.   Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), key figures behind the 21st […]

Initial funding from PKD Foundation leads to collaboration for potential ADPKD treatment

As the PKD Foundation-funded 2014-2016 research grants concluded, rich new data were uncovered, continuing to move us closer to treatments. Among highlights are outcomes from Dr. Vishal Patel’s study, which focused on the role and function of microRNA clusters in […]

Washington Summary: Key issues for the 115th Congress

The 115th Congress convened on Jan. 3, 2017 Some changes are occurring in the key committees and subcommittees that deal with PKD issues: House Energy and Commerce Senate HELP Two Appropriations Committees When we have a complete list of committee […]

Live a fuller life

There’s hope after a PKD diagnosis and you don’t have to do it alone. Together, we are a strong community that supports one another so we can find hope and live our best lives with PKD. Voices of PKD is a collection of inspiring stories that tell the story of PKD.

Nell GustavsonVoices of PKD

I was diagnosed with PKD in 1987 at the age of 27. This was not a big surprise for me, especially since my father, grandmother and aunt all had the disease. The surprise was who donated a kidney to me—my niece, Liz, whom my older sister had placed for adoption at birth!

We are the
PKD Foundation

We are on a mission to end PKD. To do that, we fund and advocate for research and better health care, we support the PKD community so you can live your best life and we raise awareness to move closer to treatments and a cure.

About Us

Join or organize events

Your support matters!

There are so many ways to get involved with us. Whether you join one of our events or organize your own, it only takes a small step to make a big difference and move us closer to a future without PKD.

Know when
change happens

This is such an exciting time for PKD science! Advancements in PKD research are bountiful and we have the scoop to keep you up to date.