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


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Blog Posts

Short Independent film about a local musician's kidney disease journey

Posted by Sue Reale on June 15, 2016 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

This award winning short film, D-Tour, although a few years old, it is a touching story about a local (SF Bay Area) man's journey on dialysis and finding a kidney donor. Very moving. Here is a description and link to the movie:

"Pat Spurgeon is a drummer with Rogue Wave, an indie rock band that’s toured the world and released several critically acclaimed albums. He’s passionate about his career as a professional musician, and he’s determined to not let anything stand in…


$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-…


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


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Board of Directors

Phil WychePresident
Linda Umbach,
     Executive Director
Walt UmbachTreasurer
Christie Chapman 
Matt Reeder
Marcus Wong

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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