Dialysis AAKP and World Kidney Day

aakp_logo_smallIn celebration of World Kidney Day (13 March 2014) the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is hosting a webinar about transplantation.    You can read about it and register by CLICKING HERE.   Also, if you’re not already a member, join AAKP.  It’s FREE for dialysis patients and caregivers.  The information and education they offer is invaluable!

DPC logoI would like to be a part of the webinar but I’ll be in Washington DC that day, celebrating WKD with the Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) and lobbying Congress on behalf of dialysis patients.  I posted about this a few weeks back.  You can read about it HERE.   I’ll post about this visit when we’re done and I’ll be tweeting about it during the event.

Check out my Twitter at @DevonTexas to get connected so you can enjoy the event along with us.  Follow me on Twitter to keep up on all the news.   Like last year, I will send tweets at each office and during the other parts of the whirlwind visit.  At the end of it, I’ll be exhausted but proud of what we accomplished.  You can also check into the twitters by others in DC aw #kidneyaware

About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
This entry was posted in AAKP, activism, dialysis, Dialysis Patient Citizens, DPC, ESRD, kidney, lobbying, National Kidney Foundation. NKF and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Dialysis AAKP and World Kidney Day

  1. Sara says:

    Have a great journey and I’m sure the exhaustion will be of the ‘good’ variety!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s