Kent’s Kidney Stories with AAKP Ambassador Payal Shah

May 29, 2020 Melinda Starling In the most recent episode of Kent’s Kidney Stories, AAKP Board of Directors Member and Ambassador Kent Bressler speaks with Ambassador Payal Shah on her 22nd year post-transplant.Payal reflects on her journey with kidney disease, from being diagnosed to receiving a transplant at the age of 15. Read More

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. Read More

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 hoping to work in the hospital with … Continue reading “PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Doris Harrison, RN CKD/Transplant Specialist”

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. Read More


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