How does the campaign
make an impact?

Currently there is no cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The money raised from your donations and events will help fund vital research into understanding PKD and discovering treatments that can slow disease progression and prevent kidney failure.

Financial donations raised during the campaign will go towards research into PKD within each of the partner countries. For more information on research being conducted, get in touch with your national organisation.

Explore the History of PKD
1533

The first documented case of PKD dates back to Stefan Bathory, the King of Poland

1800

Dr Richard Bright, an English physician, first described polycystic kidneys in the early 1800’s

1994

Investigators first discover the location of the main gene that causes ADPKD

1996

The location of a second gene that causes ADPKD is discovered

2002

The gene that causes ARPKD is identified and fully characterised

2004

A drug is found that is shown to be effective in the prevention of kidney enlargement

2008

First global trial of a drug to treat, but not cure, PKD

2012

The results from the first global human clinical trials are published for a drug to treat, but not cure, PKD

2016

Help us shape the future of PKD

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