Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients

Educating & Supporting Bay Area Kidney Patients


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Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients is an all volunteer, non-profit organization formed to educate and support Bay Area kidney patients


Linda Umbach created this Ning Network.

2016 Educational Presentations

Thanks to everyone who made our May event a success !!!

Ms. Dori Schatell, MS
Executive Director, Medical Education Institute

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Announcing New Meetup Group: SF Bay Area Kidney Advocates!

Posted by Tamara Do on February 22, 2016 at 6:15pm 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

As a kidney transplant recipient living in San Francisco, I have not come across a kidney group that meets regularly in/near San Francisco. For this reason, I created the SF Bay Area Kidney Advocates Meetup group in order to bring together kidney patients, their loved ones and anyone affected by kidney disease in a safe and relaxed environment. Kidney transplant recipients, kidney donors, dialysis…


$200 Paid Patient Interview - Chronic Kidney Care (San Francisco)

Posted by Arvind Rajan on January 13, 2016 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

Hi everyone. My company, Cricket Health, is working to make home dialysis more accessible and less burdensome.

We are seeking to interview patients of all ages who meet one of the following criteria:

- Stage 3 or 4 Chronic Kidney Disease 

- Dialysis patient using peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis at home

- In-center hemodialysis patient

Help us by sharing your story. You'll receive $200 for…


Home Dialysis -- Feel Better!

Posted by Matt Reeder on January 12, 2016 at 7:39pm 0 Comments

Join this free Webinar on Thursday January 14, 2016 to learn about Home Dialysis. Feel better, Enjoy better health, and have more freedom with Home Dialysis. Register-…


Hello! New to BAAKP

Posted by Tamara Do on December 21, 2015 at 7:08pm 2 Comments

I am a new member of BAAKP.

My challenges with lupus nephritis and kidney disease began in 1999. Since then, life continues to be a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows, but I have learned a lot along my journey and have developed the utmost gratitude for the people in my life who love me and lift me up everyday (aka my "earth angels").

When I'm not focused on my kidney health and searching for a kidney donor, I spend my time at work at a pharmaceutical company as a PhD…


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Spring 2016 Kidney Konnections!

Stanford Transplant
ESRD Medicare

Your Donation to BAAKP is always appreciated !!!

2016 Events Calendar

Paratransit Info

Need transportation assistance to BAAKP events?

Consider paratransit services offered by several Bay Area public transit systems.

Download a 58-page detailed Paratransit Resource Guide.

Board of Directors

Christie Chapman
     President Pro Tem
Linda Umbach,
     Executive Director
Walt Umbach,
Kim MacBeth
Matt Reeder
Marcus Wong
Phil Wyche

Toby Gottheiner, M.D.
      Medical Advisor

Ole Dierks, M.D.
      Medical Advisor

Interested in joining our Board? Please e-mail or call (650) 323-2225 (BAAK).


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