AAKP PREVIEWS DECADE OF THE KIDNEY AT 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MEETING; LEADERS IN KIDNEY MEDICINE AND ADVOCACY RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2019 AAKP PREVIEWS DECADE OF THE KIDNEY at 50 Year Anniversary Meeting; LEADERS IN KIDNEY MEDICINE AND ADVOCACY RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARDS Washington, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) celebrated its 50 Year Anniversary as the oldest and largest fully independent kidney patient organization in the USA with their highest attended National Patient Meeting and awards program in over ten years. The meeting, entitled Driving Innovation & Changing the Status Quo, was held in Washington D.C., September 6-8, 2019.
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Qualifying for Social Security Benefits with Kidney Disease

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Have you been diagnosed with kidney disease? If so, you might be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monthly financial aid for people who are unable to work. Kidney disease does not automatically qualify for benefits, but thousands of people who are out of work for a year or more due to kidney disease may be eligible for assistance. Medically Qualifying with Kidney Disease The SSA maintains its own guide of qualification criteria, known colloquially as the Blue Book.
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School Days: An Interview

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By Jim Myers, AAKP Board of Director and Ambassador In honor of school days, we are writing today about 5-year-old Henry Whitacre and his mom, Emily. Henry received a kidney transplant at Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 18th, 2018. We wanted to check in and see how Henry is doing with his first school experiences. Hopefully, we can give first time back-to-school kidney parents some helpful ideas as the school year starts. Read the interview below. We asked: As a parent of a pediatric kidney kid, how are you preparing for the start of school?
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TOP USA KIDNEY PATIENT MEETING LANDS ON CAPITOL HILL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2019 TOP USA KIDNEY PATIENT MEETING LANDS ON CAPITOL HILL AAKP CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH CALL FOR KIDNEY CARE CHOICE Washington, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will hold its 50th Anniversary and National Patient Meeting next month, on September 6-8, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1969 by kidney patients, AAKP is the largest fully independent kidney patient organization in America.
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August 14 is Global Yoga Therapy Day

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By Tish Ganey, 500 RYT (registered yoga teacher) and teacher of Advanced Therapeutic Yoga “If you can breathe, you can do yoga!” That is the slogan of this year’s Global Yoga Therapy Day celebrated on August 14. It highlights the fact that yoga is something you can practice anywhere, anytime. You don’t need special equipment, or yoga outfits, or have the ability to sit cross-legged on the floor. If you can breath, you CAN do yoga! It is as simple as that. Therapeutic yoga is a complementary and alternative therapy that supports patients and caregivers in their everyday lives.
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Statements From The American Association Of Kidney Patients – Response To HHS Secretary Alex Azar Remarks On Kidney Care

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:March 5, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION:Deborah PelaezMarketing and Communications Manager(800) 749-AAKP; dpelaez@aakp.org STATEMENTS FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS RESPONSE TO HHS SECRETARY ALEX AZAR REMARKS ON KIDNEY CARE Washington, D.C. In response to March 4, 2019 remarks delivered by Secretary Alex Azar in Washington, D.C. at the Kidney Patient Summit, the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) provides the following statements.
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AAKP 2019 National Patient Meeting – Meet The Planning Committee: Daronta Briggs

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By Melinda Starling, AAKP Communications Intern Daronta Briggs (Hampton, VA) was diagnosed with kidney disease in early 2008 and began hemodialysis that summer. He continued treatment until 2012, when he received a kidney transplant on October 24th. His journey didn’t end there. Being a veteran himself (Gulf War of 1990-91), Daronta finds it very important to spread awareness about kidney disease, especially to veterans.
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THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS ANNOUNCES JENNY KITSEN PATIENT SAFETY AWARD RECIPIENT FOR GRANT CYCLE 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 19, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION:Deborah PelaezMarketing and Communications Manager(800) 749-AAKPdpealez@aakp.org THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS ANNOUNCES JENNY KITSEN PATIENT SAFETY AWARD RECIPIENT FOR GRANT CYCLE 2019 TAMPA, FLA – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is pleased to announce the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition as the recipient of its 2019 Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award.
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Kidney Professionals Named as 2019 Medal of Excellence Award Winners

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOR MORE INFORMATION:Deborah PelaezMarketing and Communications Manager(800) 749-AAKPdpealez@aakp.org KIDNEY PROFESSIONALS NAMED AS 2019 MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS America’s Largest Independent Kidney Patient Organization Recognizes Top Professionals January 17, 2019–Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), America’s largest independent, patient-lead kidney advocacy organization, has announced recipients of its 2019 Medal of Excellence.
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Labor Secretary Acosta Earns Patient Praise For Organ Donor Job Protections

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For Immediate Release August 31, 2018–Washington, D.C.:  The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) today thanked U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta for his leadership and bold action to protect the job security of courageous Americans who wish to take time off from their jobs to donate their organs to patients in need of life-saving transplants.  The Department of Labor issued a formal opinion letter stating that Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
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