Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients

Educating & Supporting Bay Area Kidney Patients


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Patrick Barron replied to Alan Lapp's discussion Focus issues?
"You're not alone in experiencing these symptoms. I Googled, "kidney disease stage 5…"
16 hours ago
Willie J Mackey posted an event

Our BAAKP Educational Meeting is returning to the EAST BAY on September 20, 2015 !!! at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Merritt Pavilion

September 20, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
Our 1st presentation is:…See More
May 18
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May 18
Matt Reeder and Linda Griffin are now friends
May 12


Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients is an all volunteer, non-profit organization formed to educate and support Bay Area kidney patients


Linda Umbach created this Ning Network.

Our next Educational Presentation will return to Oakland on September 20th !!!

Thanks to everyone for making our first
East Bay Educational Presentation such a success.
 We look forward to returning to Oakland on
Sunday, September 20, 2015.

BAAKP thanks Risa Simon for an inspiring presentation !!!

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Focus issues?

Started by Alan Lapp. Last reply by Patrick Barron 16 hours ago. 3 Replies

Great Video on New Kidney Allocation System

Started by Willie J Mackey. Last reply by Mallory Ignacio Feb 17. 1 Reply

Haemodialysis outcomes in type 2 diabetes patients

Started by Simone burns. Last reply by Linda Umbach Feb 13. 1 Reply

Blog Posts

Add to your transplant planning checklist: the kSORT genetic test

Posted by Matt Reeder on May 9, 2015 at 2:22pm 1 Comment

I encourage all those seeking a transplant to educate yourself about the "kSORT" medical test. It is a genetic test that can help your doctor know whether your kidney will be rejected after transplantation. It detects certain genes in your blood that contain markers that reveal this information.

Here is a link to a document that can help you learn more about this:…


Kidney Donor and Pregnancy

Posted by Paula Wong on May 9, 2015 at 11:59am 2 Comments

Good day!

I was just wondering if there is any side effects or concerns about thinking about donating and also, planning for having kids.  How would this affect having kids or giving birth in the future.


Transplant surgeon looking to help transplant patients

Posted by Jay Graham on April 14, 2015 at 1:25pm 2 Comments

I am a transplant surgeon in NY and I developed an app to help patients remember to take their immunosuppression.   

I essentially made "Transplant Hero" because as a clinician I recognized how disruptive and challenging taking immunosuppression can be--and everyone needs a helping hand.  
Check it's totally free.…

Use Settings above to control your personal privacy issues.

2014-15 Events Calendar

Spring 2015 Kidney Konnections!

Our Spring 2015 Kidney Konnections is out now:

"This is a Good Time to Be a Kidney Patient" !!!
"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Dialysis Access" !!!

Read it while it's HOT!

You can still find
Dr. Gottheiner's May 2014 presentation on "Chronic Kidney Disease: Staying One Step Ahead - An Update" on our video page.

Board of Directors

Walt Umbach,
   President Pro Tem,

Willie Mackey,
Ben Lee,
Christie Chapman
Zina Deretsky
Mallory Ignacio
Kim MacBride
Sam Sukhu
Linda Umbach
Marcus Wong
Phil Wyche


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