Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients

Educating & Supporting Bay Area Kidney Patients


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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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Using social media to find an organ donor

Started by Leesa Yim. Last reply by martin monica Aug 23. 1 Reply

I've been noticing increase number of stories about people turning to social media for help, to find a kidney donor.  This story is from Sacramento, not too far away from us.  Have you tried using social media to find a…Continue

Tags: organ, live, transplant, donor, kidney

Paying for kidneys?

Started by Linda Umbach Aug 22. 0 Replies

The NY Times today (Aug 22nd) has a great article about the pros and cons of paying kidney donors.  What do you all think about this?Personally, I think the time has come to seriously consider such a means to enable more…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 1 Comment

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.

Board of Directors

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

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