Newsletters

Our newsletter, Kidney Konnections,  is distributed by email and USPS and also available to download. We publish original stories of interest to kidney patients and recap information from our educational presentations; we also publish the dates and details of our upcoming events and meetings. 

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Past Newsletters

Volume 13, Issue 1, Summer 2020

  • Renal Warrior 
  • Understanding Your Lab Results
  • Fall Fundraiser Article 
  •  Support Group Meetings
  • Risks of Skin Cancer After Transplant
  • Transplants without Immunosuppression
  • BAAKP Podcast Debut!

Volume 12, Issue 3, Summer 2019

  • Medicare Exposed
  • Kidney Transplants Without Transplant Pills!
  • Record Breaking Donations
  • The U.C. Davis Kidney Transplant Program
  • BAAKP Support Groups
  • Kidney-versaries
  • Mark Your Calendar for Your Labs & Meet the Renal Warrior!

Volume 11, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2018

  • Kidney Transplant Disparities
  • Eating Your Way Through Kidney Disease
  • Thanks to Our Volunteers
  • Kidney Friendly Recipe
  • BAAKP Support Groups
  • Kidney-versaries
  • Giving Tuesday
  • ​Read About Our Experiences With Kidney Disease!
  • Upcoming Events and Support Groups Calendar

Volume 11, Issue 1, Spring 2018

  • ​Taking Dialysis Home
  • Try AAKP
  • Transplantation – from Donor to Recipient
  • BAAKP Support Groups
  • ​Who We Are

Volume 10, Issue 3 – Fall 2017

  • “I Need a Kidney” – How a Facebook Post Changed Her Life
  • The Implantable Artificial Kidney With Dr. Shuvo Roy
  • Why Do I Need This Handful of Pills
  • From Small Hope to a Large Miracle

Volume 10, Issue 2 – Spring 2017

  • Transplant and Free Medical Flights
  • BAAKP Member’s Remarkable Transplant Story
  • UCSF Kidney Transplant Program
  • Angel Flight West, No-Cost Medical Flights

Volume 10, Issue 1 – Winter 2016

  • Financial, Legal, and Insurance Specialists Panel
  • Financing Treatment
  • Purchasing Insurance
  • Legal Help

Volume 9, Issue 3 – Summer 2016

  • Transplant, Good Dialysis, and Patient Experiences
  • HIV and Kidney Transplant, My Story
  • How to Have a Good Future With Kidney Disease
  • Patient Panel Discussion

Volume 9, Issue 2 – Spring 2016

  • Stanford Transplant and ESRD Medicare
  • Kidney Transplant Today – The Stanford Program
  • Are You Covered? (Medicare and Med-Cal)
  • Increasing Home Dialysis Use
  • BAAKP Patients observed “Donor Sabbath”

Volume 9, Issue 1 – Fall 2015

  • A Kidney Transplant at Age 78? My Story!
  • Pearls of Knowledge for Kidney Patients
  • Take Charge of Your Renal Nutrition

Volume 8, Issue 3 – Summer 2015

  • Successful Strategies for Hopeful Transplant Recipient With Risa Simon
  • At the End is My New Beginning A Kidney Disease First Person Story By Anna Mae Louie Olivares
  • Patient Panel
  • How to Travel While on Dialysis!

Volume 8, Issue 2 – Spring 2015

  • This is a Good Time to Be a Kidney Patient!
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Dialysis Access
  • Free Kidney Education Classes Offered by Dialysis Provider
  • Living Donor Advocacy Coalition Needs Your Support!
  • A New Beginning for Me! A Kidney Disease First Person Story
  • Track Your Medical Records With an iPhone/iPad App!

Volume 7, Issue 3 – Summer 2014 

  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Staying One Step Ahead – An Update
  • Patient Panel
  • A Fight to Live: From Morbid Obesity to a Living Donor Kidney Transplant.
  • Walking Can Improve Kidney Patients’ Lives
  • What to Have Instead of Potato Salad and
    Barbecued Sauce-Slathered Chicken?
  • A New Health Insurance Just for Kidney Patients

Volume 7, Issue 2 – Spring 2014

  • Implantable Kidney / Affordable Care Act
  • The Implantable BIO ARTIFICIAL Kidney Research Program at UCSF
  • The Affordable Care Act and the Impact on Kidney Patients
  • From High Blood Pressure to Denial to a Transplant
    “True Confessions”

Volume 7, Issue 1 – Fall 2013

  • Significance of The Five Stages of Kidney Disease
  • Reserve Your Pick Dot License Plate
  • Holiday Eating on a Renal Diet

Volume 6, Issue 3 – Summer 2013

  • UC Davis Kidney Transplant Program
  • Understanding Your Kidney Labs

Volume 6, Issue 2 – Spring 2013 

  • Is Peritoneal Dialysis Right For You?
  • What You Need to Know About Kidney Disease Diets

Volume 6, Issue 1 – Fall 2012 

  • Getting Ahead of Diabetic Kidney Disease

Volume 5, Issue 3 – Summer 2012

  • Living With Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Traveling With an Overnight “Cycler” for Peritoneal Dialysis

Volume 5, Issue 2 – Spring 2012

  • The Journey to a Kidney Transplant

Volume 5, Issue 1 – Winter 2011

  • In-Center Dialysis Presentation

Volume 4, Issue  4 – Fall 2011

  • Kidney Friendly Diets
  • Tomato Free Ketchup Recipe from Sodium Girl (Jessica  Goldman)
  • Hiking Half Dome With a New Kidney

Volume 4, Issue 3 – Summer 2011

  • Insurance & Financial Issues Kidney Patients Face

Volume 4, Issue 2 – Spring 2011

  • UCSF Kidney Transplantation Team Speaks

Volume 4, Issue 1 – Winter 2010

  • Hypertension, Salt & Chronic Kidney Disease

Volume 3, Issue 4 – Fall 2010

  • Understanding Your Lab Results
  • California Living Donor Registry

Volume 3, Issue 3 – Summer 2010

  • Autoimmune Disorders, Gout & Kidney Disease
  • Living Well With kidney Disease

Volume 3, Issue 2 – Spring 2010

  • Stanford Transplant Team On Post Transplant Care

Volume 3, Issue 1 – Winter 2009

  • Kidney Dialysis Options
  • H1VN1 Virus Update for Kidney Patients

Volume 2, Issue 4 – Summer 2009

  • Understanding The Calcium-Phosphorus Relationship
  • The Importance of a Low Protein and Low Phosphorus Diet
  •  BAAKP Team Raises  $13,580  in the San Jose NKF Kidney Walk!

Volume 2, Issue 3 – Spring 2009

  • How Diabetes Types I and II Affect Kidney Function
  • Vitamin D and Kidney Disease

Volume 2, Issue 2 – Winter 2009

  • The Stanford Kidney Transplant Program
  • Living Well With Kidney Disease

Volume 2, Issue 1 – Fall 2008

  • Skin Care Issues For Kidney Patients

Volume 1, Issue 4 – Summer 2008

  • Healthcare Insurance for Kidney Patients

Volume 1, Issue 3 – Spring 2008

  • Diets for Kidney Patients

Volume 1, Issue 2 – Winterr 2008

  • Developments in Living Kidney Transplant

Volume 1, Issue 1 – Fall 2007

  • The Basics About Chronic Kidney Disease