We need a breakthrough
in kidney health.
We need YOU.
1 in 7
people suffer from a
kills more people
than breast or prostate cancer
The importance of Kidney Health
Your kidneys are important to your health. They remove waste from your body and help to keep your blood pressure normal. But your kidneys are at risk for chronic disease and acute injury.
Chronic kidney disease is often called the “silent disease” because it has no symptoms in its early stages. It can go undetected until it is very advanced.
We need breakthroughs to prevent and treat kidney injury and disease.
The promise of Precision Medicine
The National Institutes of Health defines precision medicine as a new way of treating and preventing disease, which takes into account our genes, our environment, and our lifestyles.
Precision medicine will help doctors and researchers better predict which treatment and prevention steps will work on which groups of people.*
It is different from a one-size-fits-all approach, which does not consider the differences between patients.
* KPMP recognizes the value and importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion in kidney disease diagnosis, treatment, and research. KPMP is committed to upholding these values as we aspire to engage and partner with the kidney community.
Who Can Join?
We need people from all walks of life, races, and age groups to give us the most accurate and complete kidney information.
By joining, you will help transform the future of kidney health.
You may be eligible to join if:
What will be expected of me?
KPMP is a study that can last up to 10 years. In order to participate, we will ask you to do the following:
Undergo a kidney biopsy
Provide samples like blood and urine
Talk to the study team two to three times a year
How do I Join?
The KPMP has locations across the United States and recruits participants for the following study focus:
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Healthy Reference / Living Donor (HRT)
If you would like to learn more about participating in the study, please contact your nearest recruitment site below.