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Sunday, March 8th East Bay BAAKP Support Group at Samuel Merritt University Health Education Center

March 8, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm
East Bay Support Group Meeting:This is an informal gathering of people affected by kidney disease,…See More
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Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients is an all volunteer, non-profit organization formed to educate and support Bay Area kidney patients

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Thank you to everyone for making our first ever East Bay educational presentation such a success !!! Please let BAAKP know if you would like more outreach elsewhere in the Bay Area.

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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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2014-15 Events Calendar

Fall 2014 Kidney Konnections!

Our Fall 2014 Kidney Konnections is out now: "Kidney Transplant Program at CPMC" !!! 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
Ben Lee, Treasurer
Christie Chapman
Zina Deretsky
Mallory Ignacio
Willie Mackey
Sam Sukhu
Tien Tracy Tarkul
Vivian-Jan Tarkul
Linda Umbach
Marcus Wong
Paula Wong
Phil Wyche

  

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