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Paula Wong replied to Linda Umbach's discussion Paying for kidneys?
"I just read the article again and all the replies/comments that others have left and my situation…"
yesterday
Linda Umbach left a comment for kenneth e. rutherford
"5 years before dialysis gives you an idea that your progression is not very fast.  You have…"
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kenneth e. rutherford left a comment for Linda Umbach
"Oh, I see that it was five years ago.  Is there any decline in GFR yet?"
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kenneth e. rutherford left a comment for Linda Umbach
"Linda, When was your transplant, and what drugs are you on now? I don't know if my trajectory…"
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Prescription drugs MUCH cheaper at Costco than anywhere else. I take an autoimmune suppressant drug- at Walgreens it was $760 for a one month supply- at Costco, $250 for three months! NOTE- because p…

Posted by michael roman on October 29, 2014 at 8:35pm 1 Comment

Prescription drugs MUCH cheaper at Costco than anywhere else. I take an autoimmune suppressant drug- at Walgreens it was $760 for a one month supply- at Costco, $250 for three months!

NOTE- because pharmacists are licensed by the state of California, anyone can use the Costco Pharmacy- You don't have to be a Costco member.

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Highly sensitized

Posted by Lenore Williams on July 10, 2014 at 12:45pm 2 Comments

Lost my first transplant a year ago- reaction to an antibiotic. Just fount out I am highly sensitized. PRA is 92%. Does anyone have this problem. Does anyone have experience with the desensitization program at Cedars Sinai in LA?

Kidney friends: What messages do you want me to take to Capitol Hill on May 1st?

Posted by Shar S. Carlyle on April 2, 2014 at 3:43pm 2 Comments

Hi BAAKP folks,

What are your concerns?

I'm Representing People with PKD on Capitol Hill May 1, 2014.  This will be my 2nd trip, the first was in 2012 for NKF.  Join me in support of the passage of The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2013, bill numbers S. 323 and H.R. 1428 as much as I do?  This is a key issue for me as a transplant recipient.  But there are thousands of us who will be helped by this legislation now and in the…

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You can find Dr. Gottheiner's presentation on "Chronic Kidney Disease: Staying One Step Ahead - An Update" on our video page.


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   President Pro Tem
Ben Lee, Treasurer
Christie Chapman
Mallory Ignacio
Willie Mackey
Tien Tracy Tarkul
Vivian-Jan Tarkul
Linda Umbach
Marcus Wong
Phil Wyche
  

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