Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation - PKD

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Other Contact Information

8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510
Kansas City, MO 64114-2000
1-800-753-2873 (Voice - Toll-free)
816-931-2600 (Voice)
816-931-8655 (FAX)


The PKD Foundation is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting research to find a treatment and a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Established in 1982, the PKD Foundation is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. PKD affects 600,000 people in the United States and 12.5 million people worldwide. The PKD Foundation's vision is that "no one suffers the full effects of PKD," and the organization hopes to reach this goal by funding vital PKD research and raising awareness of this highly prevalent disease. To fulfill its mission and discover treatments for PKD, the PKD Foundation has launched an integrated research initiative focused on "Accelerating Treatments to Patients," which is designed to speed up the development of treatments for PKD. Key components of this initiative include drug repurposing, targeted research grants, tissue donation, clinical trials and much more. In addition to funding research and educational programs, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients, family and friends through more than 60 volunteer-led chapters across the U.S.

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The PKD Foundation publishes materials on PKD for consumers and professionals.

Review Date

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012