American Association of Kidney Patients - AAKP

Organization URL(s)

Other Contact Information

2701 North Rocky Point Drive, Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33607
1-800-749-2257 (Voice - Toll-free)
813-636-8100 (Voice)
813-636-8122 (FAX)


The American Association of Kidney Patients is a voluntary patient organization, which has been dedicated to improving the lives of fellow kidney patients and their families by helping them deal with the physical, emotional and social impact of kidney disease for more than 40 years. The programs offered by AAKP inform and inspire patients and their families to better understand their condition, adjust more readily to their circumstances and assume more normal, productive lives. To accomplish these goals, AAKP engages in a variety of educational and supportive programs designed: 1) to assist patients both to learn more about their disease and to become active participants in planning and managing their treatment; 2) to improve patient understanding of and access to rehabilitation; 3) to work together for the improvement of public programs that help kidney patients meet their financial and personal needs; 4) to reflect the views and concerns of patients to public policy makers and others in the renal community; 5) and to provide a lifeline for patients in need of emotional support and reassurance that only other patients can provide. AAKP is a national organization that reaches one million people yearly affected by kidney disease, including patients, family members, renal professionals and friends. It is the only national kidney patient organization directed by kidney patients for kidney patients.

Print Resources

The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) publishes several educational brochures. Please visit to view the complete list. AAKP also publishes a bi-month magazine, aakpRENALIFE, which provides news, health care information and patient profiles to fellow patients, family members and health care professionals. The editorial content includes articles on important medical information for kidney patients of all modalities and all stages of kidney disease including chronic kidney disease (CKD), dialysis and kidney transplantation, as well as information on legislative developments that affect patients; information on ensuring access and safeguarding quality care for all kidney patients; information regarding products and programs for patients and their families; news and updates on AAKP activities, dietary guidelines and much more. aakpRENALIFE is published in January, March, May, July, September, and November each year.

Review Date

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015