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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Kidney Policy Summit Elevates Innovation Over Status Quo

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEDIA CONTACT:Deborah Pelaez(800) 749-AAKP / dpelaez@aakp.org AAKP Convenes Capitol Hill Meeting with Broad Range of Key Policy Influencers September 29, 2018–WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) hosted its Inaugural Public Policy Summit entitled The Transformation of American Kidney Care, on September 28 – 29, 2018 at The Hall of States Building in Washington, D.C., a few steps from the U.S. Congress.
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LARGEST KIDNEY PATIENT GROUP BACKS ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY DEVELOPMENT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT:Deborah Pelaez, Marketing and Communications ManagerDirect: (813) 400-2394 Email: dpelaez@aakp.org LARGEST KIDNEY PATIENT GROUP BACKS ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY DEVELOPMENT Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the nation’s oldest and largest, fully independent kidney patient organization announced plans to join patient research efforts for The Kidney Project.
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AAKP ADVANCES EFFORTS ON EMPLOYMENT AND KIDNEY DISEASE

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 26, 2018 MORE Information:Deborah Pelaez(800) 749-AAKP / dpelaez@aakp.org AAKP ADVANCES EFFORTS ON EMPLOYMENT AND KIDNEY DISEASE NEW WEBINAR PARTNERSHIP WITH ESRD NETWORKS Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the nation’s oldest and largest, fully independent kidney patient organization, continues efforts related to employment for people with kidney disease through a patient-focused AAKP HealthLine webinar on August 7 at 1 p.m. EST.
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U.S. KIDNEY PATIENTS HELP DRIVE CARE INNOVATION

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2018 U.S. KIDNEY PATIENTS HELP DRIVE CARE INNOVATIONPatient insights ACCELERATE research and Development Washington, D.C. – The largest and oldest, fully independent kidney patient organization in the U.S., the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), recently highlighted its developmental collaboration with Humacyte on vascular access patient quality of life measures as an example of how kidney patient insights are revolutionizing innovation and business development in the renal disease field.
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FLORIDA EXECUTIVE TO LEAD TOP USA KIDNEY PATIENT GROUP

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT:Deborah Pelaez,dpelaez@aakp.org/813-400-2394 FLORIDA EXECUTIVE TO LEAD TOP USA KIDNEY PATIENT GROUP Washington, DC – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) Board of Directors announced that it has voted to hire Mrs. Diana Clynes as the Association’s new Executive Director. Mrs. Clynes has been a central player in the launch of cutting-edge development and patient programs for AAKP since 2005 and most recently, served as an Interim Executive Director.
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AWARDEES NAMED BY LARGEST U.S. KIDNEY PATIENT ORGANIZATION

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT:Deborah Pelaez,dpelaez@aakp.org/813-400-2394 AWARDEES NAMED BY LARGEST U.S. KIDNEY PATIENT ORGANIZATION Key Influencers in Policy, Science, Medicine and Federal Civil Service Recognized Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) formally announced 2018 recipients of their highly competitive national awards. AAKP is the nation’s oldest and largest independent kidney patient organization and works across the renal community, alongside the private sector and research community and within the U.S.
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TOP INNOVATION AWARD FOR KIDNEY PATIENT SAFETY OPENS GRANT CYCLE

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2018 MORE Information:Deborah Pelaez(800) 749-AAKP / dpelaez@aakp.org TOP INNOVATION AWARD FOR KIDNEY PATIENT SAFETY OPENS GRANT CYCLE TAMPA, FL – Applications for the 2018-2019 grant cycle of the Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award are now available from the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP). Applications are due July 31, 2018.
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KIDNEY ADVOCATES SPOTLIGHT NATIONAL GOUT AWARENESS DAY

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT:Deborah Pelaez(800) 749-AAKP / dpelaez@aakp.org KIDNEY ADVOCATES SPOTLIGHT NATIONAL GOUT AWARENESS DAY AAKP EXPANDS GOUT EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES TAMPA, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), America’s largest, independent and patient-led kidney advocacy organization, is observing May 22nd, National Gout Awareness Day, through an expansion of its educational programming around gout and kidney disease.
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