Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients

Educating & Supporting Bay Area Kidney Patients


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Douglas MacKaig is now a member of Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients
tuhumom commented on Shar S. Carlyle's blog post Kidney friends: What messages do you want me to take to Capitol Hill on May 1st?
"Very interesting discussion.  As a former kidney disease sufferer, I know how frustrating…"
Willie J Mackey's event was featured

Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Peninsula BAAKP Support Group at Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF)

December 14, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm
Peninsula Support Group Meeting:This is an informal gathering of people and their supporters who…See More
Krista Thimbault updated their profile


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




CDC: Rates for end-stage renal disease in diabetics has fallen by about 30%

Started by Patrick Barron. Last reply by tuhumom on Monday. 1 Reply

We are always hearing news about diabetes' spread around the world at an unprecedented rate, and most of us can point to someone we know suffering the complications. Well here's some good news. A newly published study by the CDC points to a substantial decline  in the complications of diabetes - kidney failure of course being a big one. Here's an excerpt from an article in the current issues of NNI with the news:"Rates of five major diabetes-related complications have declined substantially in…Continue

Tags: complications, decline, esrd, diabetes

What did you think of our Fall Presentation?

Started by Leesa Yim. Last reply by Paula Wong Sep 27. 1 Reply

Thank you for all who attended our Fall Educational Presentation on Sept 21st.  BAAKP would like to thank our speakers Dr. Bry, MD and Mr. Traub.  We will have the video of the presentation up soon.  In the mean time, check out our other videos from past presentations on our Video page.  Also, hopefully you've filled out our survey at the Fall event.  If you have any additional feedback for us, please feel free to share with us here!Continue

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Highly sensitized

Posted by Lenore Williams on July 10, 2014 at 1:45pm 1 Comment

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 4:43pm 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…


Summer 2014 Kidney Konnection!

Our Summer 2014 Kidney Konnection is Out Now!  Read it while it's HOT!

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

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