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”

Join AAKP as a Healthcare Professional or Physician Member!

Join AAKP as a Healthcare Professional or Physician Member! October 14, 2019 Admin Join the oldest and largest fully independent kidney patient organization in the U.S.The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for kidney patients through education, advocacy, patient engagement and the fostering of patient communities. Add … Continue reading “Join AAKP as a Healthcare Professional or Physician Member!”

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Doris Harrison, RN CKD/Transplant Specialist

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Doris Harrison, RN CKD/Transplant Specialist July 15, 2019 Sidhvi Nekkanti By: Doris Harrison, RN CKD/Transplant Specialist Approximately 14 years ago, I began my career in the medical field working within a kidney transplant clinic as a medical assistant. At first, I was not sure if this was where I would stay, I was … Continue reading “PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Doris Harrison, RN CKD/Transplant Specialist”

Patient Profile: National Kidney Month

Patient Profile: National Kidney Month March 1, 2019 Sidhvi Nekkanti By Deborah Pelaez, AAKP Marketing and Communications Manager In honor of National Kidney Month, AAKP is sharing stories from patients, a caregiver and a healthcare professional on their unique outlook on life and kidney disease awareness. You can help spread the word about kidney disease … Continue reading “Patient Profile: National Kidney Month”

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”