Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients

Educating & Supporting Bay Area Kidney Patients


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Mary coss is now a member of Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients
Tamara Do is now a member of Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients
Nov 16
Willie J Mackey updated an event

Sunday, November 8, 2015 BAAKP Support Group at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Merritt Pavilion

November 8, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm
East Bay Support Group Meeting:This is an informal gathering of people and their supporters…See More
Nov 7
Matt Reeder left a comment for Cassandra Duggan
"Thank you for joining us. Please let your patients know about our Sunday support groups and…"
Oct 27


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.

GIVING TUESDAY is December 1, 2015 !!!


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Loss of time while in surgery for Donor

Started by Paula Wong. Last reply by Matt Reeder Sep 16. 3 Replies

Focus issues?

Started by Alan Lapp. Last reply by Jaynie Gabrielle Oct 23. 4 Replies

Great Video on New Kidney Allocation System

Started by Willie J Mackey. Last reply by Mallory Ignacio Feb 17. 1 Reply

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Online courses

Posted by Matt Reeder on October 3, 2015 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

Some of our members might find an online course about chronic kidney disease helpful. I recommend the "DPC Education Center": click HERE to access the courses.

Take "Kidney School"--- HERE

Add to your transplant planning checklist: the kSORT genetic test

Posted by Matt Reeder on May 9, 2015 at 2:22pm 1 Comment

I encourage all those seeking a transplant to educate yourself about the "kSORT" medical test. It is a genetic test that can help your doctor know whether your kidney will be rejected after transplantation. It detects certain genes in your blood that contain markers that reveal this information.

Here is a link to a document that can help you learn more about this:…


Kidney Donor and Pregnancy

Posted by Paula Wong on May 9, 2015 at 11:59am 2 Comments

Good day!

I was just wondering if there is any side effects or concerns about thinking about donating and also, planning for having kids.  How would this affect having kids or giving birth in the future.


Transplant surgeon looking to help transplant patients

Posted by Jay Graham on April 14, 2015 at 1:25pm 2 Comments

I am a transplant surgeon in NY and I developed an app to help patients remember to take their immunosuppression.   

I essentially made "Transplant Hero" because as a clinician I recognized how disruptive and challenging taking immunosuppression can be--and everyone needs a helping hand.  
Check it's totally free.…

Use Settings above to control your personal privacy issues.


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Paratransit Info

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Board of Directors

Willie MackeyPresident
Walt Umbach, Treasurer
Christie Chapman
Zina Deretsky
Kim MacBeth
Matt Reeder
Sam Sukhu
Linda Umbach
Marcus Wong
Phil Wyche

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


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