AAKP Celebrates 50 Years!

Join AAKP in celebrating its 50th Anniversary all year long!


 2019 is a milestone year for AAKP as the organization marks 50 years of successful patient engagement and advocacy. AAKP is the oldest and largest, fully independent kidney patient organization in the U.S.A. Founded in 1969 by six dialysis patients, with doctor encouragement, our Founders helped create the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program, saving more than one million lives since 1973.

Dedicated to improving the quality of life and long-term outcomes for kidney patients through education, advocacy, patient engagement and the fostering of patient communities - we fight for early detectionincreased transplantationfull patient choice of either at-home or in-center dialysis care, and promotion of innovation. With 50 years of effective patient engagement experience, AAKP is leading the way in elevating the patient voice and changing the status quo for kidney disease care.

AAKP is honoring its heritage and celebrating its 50 years of education, patient engagement and advocacy all year long with a series of AAKP-led major events, membership drives and support programs.

Join the celebration! There’s no better time than 2019 to become a member and support the AAKP.

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Give 50 for AAKP’s 50th!

Help support the AAKP and celebrate our 50-year legacy of education, advocacy and patient engagement.  All funds go toward supporting the mission of AAKP and ensuring that those who suffer from kidney diseases are provided with the information and resources they need to understand their conditionmake informed choices about their care, and achieve their aspirations. Donations also go toward supporting the AAKP Ambassador Program and ensuring that the true patient voice is represented to policy-makers whose decisions impact patient care.

Donate today. Together, we ARE making a difference in the lives of those affected by kidney disease and those yet to be diagnosed.

Join AAKP!

Are you a member? If not, join AAKP today! Membership is FREE for patients and family members. AAKP also offers membership and benefits for healthcare professionals, physicians and institutions – or make the greatest commitment by becoming a Life Member!

Follow AAKP on Social Media!

AAKP works hard to put every donated dollar to work for kidney patients utilizing the best social media technologies and patient-to-patient grassroots tactics in America. Help us grow online by joining our social media platforms and sharing with your friends and family!

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AAKP Spotlights Its Major Events in 2019!

AAKP is hosting a number of major events in Washington, D.C. through the year; plan to join us for all or some!

  • Global Summit on Innovations in Patient-Centered Kidney Care - event in partnership with George Washington University School of Medicine.  This event took place on May 21-23, 2019; videos from the event will be released soon.
  • Second Annual AAKP Policy Summit (June 19-20). Learn more.
  • 44th Annual AAKP National Patient Meeting: 50th Anniversary Celebration (September 6-8). Learn more.
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