Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients

Educating & Supporting Bay Area Kidney Patients


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Matt Reeder left a comment for Dana Johnson
"Thank you for joining us. Please call us if you have any questions at all and please meet us at our…"
Dana Johnson is now a member of Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients
Maggie Elliott is now a member of Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients
Jan 31
Linda Umbach left a comment for Chris Berman
"Welcome-we hope to see you at one of our events!  Linda"
Jan 30


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.


This video is about Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients, which provides support to individuals dealing with kidney disease.


Thank you to Connie Tamaddon for creating this wonderful video and to Dr. Toby Gottheiner and Dr. Marc Melcher
for their narration !!!


East Bay Support Group Meeting is RESCHEDULED !!!

2016 Educational Presentations

The Charles & Joan Horngren Kidney Education Series Presents:

"Help! I Need Dialysis!" 
Ms. Dori Schatell
Medical Education Institute
Sunday, May 22,2016 in Palo Alto

More information will follow soon.
Thanks to everyone who made our January 31, 2016 Educational Presentation a success !!!
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Started by Paula Wong. Last reply by Matt Reeder Sep 16, 2015. 3 Replies

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Blog Posts

$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…


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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Fall 2015 Kidney Konnections!

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Fall 2015
Kidney Konnections:
I'm 75 and just received a transplanted kidney!" 
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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

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

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


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