Support Groups

Support Groups March 28, 2018 Admin Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. Kidney patients and caregivers support groups are a growing need in many communities. The exchange of information and important patient-to-patient collaboration that occurs within a support group is one of the most valuable elements … Continue reading “Support Groups”

Find A Support Group

Find A Support Group April 2, 2016 David Scott RENAL SUPPORT GROUPS Support groups for patients dealing with kidney disease are a growing need in many communities. The exchange of information and important patient-to-patient collaboration that occurs within a support group is one of the most valuable elements of patient participation. See the list of … Continue reading “Find A Support Group”

Kidney Patient Summit a Success for Patient Groups

Kidney Patient Summit a Success for Patient Groups March 4, 2015 David Scott The nation’s leading kidney patient advocacy groups, including the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), concluded a successful Kidney Patient Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 3-4, increasing awareness and support for the nation’s kidney patients. More than 50 patients and caregivers … Continue reading “Kidney Patient Summit a Success for Patient Groups”

The American Association of Kidney Patients Teams with Patient Groups to Raise Kidney Disease Awareness on Capitol Hill

The American Association of Kidney Patients Teams with Patient Groups to Raise Kidney Disease Awareness on Capitol Hill February 26, 2015 David Scott The American Association of Kidney Patients is kicking off National Kidney Month by participating in a Kidney Patient Summit on March 3-4. More than 70 kidney patients and caregivers representing several states … Continue reading “The American Association of Kidney Patients Teams with Patient Groups to Raise Kidney Disease Awareness on Capitol Hill”

AAKP Joins Physician and Patient Groups to Offer Health Care Solutions on Capitol Hill

AAKP Joins Physician and Patient Groups to Offer Health Care Solutions on Capitol Hill April 25, 2013 David Scott The American Association of Kidney Patients Joins Forces with Health Care Professionals and Patient Group to Offer Health Care Solutions on Capitol Hill Tampa, FL; – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is proud to … Continue reading “AAKP Joins Physician and Patient Groups to Offer Health Care Solutions on Capitol Hill”

Patient Profile: Priscila Kilgour

Patient Profile: Priscila Kilgour July 31, 2018 Admin Written by Priscila Kilgour In 2018, I reached two milestones in my life: I celebrated my 80th birthday and the 26th anniversary of my kidney transplant. I am a registered nurse who worked most of my professional life in the operating room. I retired in 1998 to … Continue reading “Patient Profile: Priscila Kilgour”

The Genetics of Fabry Disease

The Genetics of Fabry Disease October 20, 2016 David Scott What is Fabry disease? This article originally appeared in the July 2007 issue of aakpRENALIFE. Fabry disease is a rare inherited disorder first described by Drs. Johann Fabry and William Anderson in 1898. It is one of a large family of diseases known aslipid storage disorders. … Continue reading “The Genetics of Fabry Disease”

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slider September 23, 2016 David Scott National Meeting 2016 Join us at the AAKP 2016 National Patient Meeting in Nashville! Watch our General Sessions  – Streaming Live! Read More

A Caregiver’s Wish List: Tips on How Dialysis Patients Can Help Their Caregivers

A Caregiver’s Wish List: Tips on How Dialysis Patients Can Help Their Caregivers August 28, 2016 David Scott For many adults, having to be dependent on someone else is not easy. People living with a chronic illness often experience a decline in health as the illness progresses. This decline may require more assistance from others … Continue reading “A Caregiver’s Wish List: Tips on How Dialysis Patients Can Help Their Caregivers”