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Getting Started

  1. Start by creating an account.
  2. Add balloon(s) to your cart and pay with your bank debit card, credit card or Paypal. Your balloon purchase/s will be confirmed to you by email. If you purchased a balloon offline, you will be sent a unique ‘Balloon Activation code’ by email, which you can enter to give you access to your balloon account.
  3. You're now ready to decorate and customize your balloon!

Choose from various shapes and colours, add a pattern and your name or upload an image of your pet onto the balloon. You could even fine-tune the amount of helium in your balloon to give you the ultimate edge – will a full balloon travel further?

About PKD

Polycystic kidney disease (or PKD) is a range of inherited, incurable and often serious renal conditions that also affect the liver, brain and other organs. There are two forms of PKD: the more common Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) affects up to 70,000 adults and children in the UK, while the rarer Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD) is usually diagnosed in babies and young children, and affects about 600-1000 (20-40 births per year). Find out more about PKD here.

Buy your #PKDballoons in support of Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day 2019 will focus on bridging the gaps between medical, social and support services to tackle the challenges that people living with a rare disease and their families around the world face every day.

There are over 6,000 rare diseases that affect over 300 million people worldwide – and PKD is the most common genetic kidney disease.

You can get involved during the month of February by buying your virtual #PKDballoons today in solidarity with people across the world who are living with a rare disease.

What your #PKDballoons will buy

Help us to raise funds for essential medical research and provide support services for people with PKD. We give grants to researchers working on the causes of PKD and identifying treatments. We raise awareness about the burden of PKD. We help patients and families to cope with their difficult journey, providing them with access to information about PKD, putting them in touch with others in a similar position, and offering a friendly and reassuring ear when they feel helpless or overcome with emotion.

Your #PKDballoons will enable us to continue this vital work.