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Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation


Contact Information

Dan Larson, President
8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510
Kansas City, MO 64114-2000

1-800-753-2873 (Voice - Toll-free), 1-800-PKD-CURE
816-931-2600 (Voice),
816-931-8655 (FAX),

Internet Resources


Abstract

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.

Publications

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

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Notes

updated contact info, abstract--MP 5.1.12: Updated abstract - RY

Audit

Date Entered: 8/1/1997
Date Edited: 11/28/2012
Date Revised: 3/13/2012
Health Referral Number: HR2247
Accession Number: DP91A1061

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