National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day

March is National Kidney Month

March is the month when Americans and the U.S. Congress are asked to focus on kidney disease, a condition that impacts 40 million people, with an additional 700,000 suffering from kidney failure. The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the oldest and largest, fully independent patient-led, kidney patient organization in the U.S. is raising its voice against a silent killer throughout March.

In response to the current Coronavirus outbreak, throughout National Kidney Month, AAKP will be encouraging its patient, living donor and care partner members to stay safe, but remain effective by participating in AAKP-led Virtual Hill Days and engaging in local efforts. AAKP’s online and social media technologies allow individuals to use their mobile devices to engage policy-makers and access timely health information from anywhere in the world, including from their home, office or dialysis center.  Follow AAKP on Twitter @kidneypatients and Facebook @kidneypatient and continue to visit our AAKP Action Center, to learn ways you can get involved!

Support the work of AAKP - any amount can help to make a BIG difference in the fight against kidney disease.

AAKP National & International Ambassadors

Throughout the month, many of AAKP’s 150 + Ambassadors will be visiting dialysis centers to meet with patients 1 on 1 and share resources.

Become an Ambassador

AAKP Raise Your Voice Campaign

Join the thousands of patients making a difference on social media every day. Don’t just follow….like, share, comment! One click can make a difference.

@kidneypatient & @kidneypatients

AAKP HealthLine

Did you know AAKP hosts monthly educational webinars for patients and their family members? Register for AAKP’s special edition webinar this month.

Tune or watch webinars OnDemand

AAKP Programs & Events

Registration is now OPEN for the 45th National Patient Meeting. Early bird discount rates are available until June 1st. Don’t miss out on the largest gathering of kidney patients & family members in the U.S.!

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The Decade of the Kidney™

Announced in 2019 at the AAKP Policy Summit, this March marks the first National Kidney Disease Month in the AAKP led-initiative Decade of the Kidney™ 2020 – 2030.

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AAKP Action Center

AAKP is on top on current and emerging legislation and policy issues that impact patient care and choice! Our Action Center makes it easy for you to stay informed and know when & how to contact your representatives.

Visit the Action Center