AAKP Blog

May 22 is National Gout Day

By Suzanne Ruff, Living Donor, AAKP Board of Director Two kidney transplant recipients who have suffered from gout were kind ...
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The Facts Behind Immunosuppressant Medication

By Brian Hess, AAKP BOD Posted: May 9, 2019 Today, one of the greatest ways a person can help to ...
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AAKP 2019 National Patient Meeting – Meet the Planning Committee: Patrick Gee

By Melinda Starling, AAKP Communications Intern Patrick Gee (Richmond, VA) experienced kidney failure in April 2013 before beginning dialysis in ...
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Keeping Your Kids (and their Kidneys) Healthy and Happy While in the Sun!

By: Ken Sutha, MD, PhD, Fellow in Pediatrics - Nephrology; Guest writer for AAKP's Pediatric Kidney Pals e-newsletter Spring is ...
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The Unsung Heroes: Immunosuppressive Drugs

By Suzanne Ruff, AAKP Board of Director, Living Donor, Author of The Reluctant Donor Oh, how I wish Congress understood ...
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An Overview of the Kidney Patient Summit in Washington D.C.

By Bruce Tippets, AAKP Ambassador American Association of Kidney Patients’ Ambassadors (AAKP) made a huge impact by telling their personal ...
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AAKP 2019 National Patient Meeting – Meet the Planning Committee: Daronta Briggs

By Melinda Starling, AAKP Communications Intern Daronta Briggs (Hampton, VA) was diagnosed with kidney disease in early 2008 and began ...
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STATEMENTS FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS – RESPONSE TO HHS SECRETARY ALEX AZAR REMARKS ON KIDNEY CARE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Deborah Pelaez Marketing and Communications Manager (800) 749-AAKP; dpelaez@aakp.org STATEMENTS FROM ...
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Online Support Groups for Kidney Patients

By Denise Steininger, AAKP Ambassador My name is Denise Steininger. I was diagnosed with IGA Neuropathy in Dec of 2017 ...
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Walking for Kidney Transplants

By Jim Myers, AAKP Board Member, Ambassador Posted: February 5, 2019 I have often been asked why I take such ...
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