With more than 28,000 patient members, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) is working to improve the quality of life for all dialysis patients through education and advocacy. We are a nationwide, non-profit, patient-led organization with membership open only to dialysis and pre-dialysis patients and their families. Our policies and our mission are guided solely by our membership.
Mission and Charter
DPC is a 501(c)(4) non-profit patient organization dedicated to improving dialysis patients’ quality of life by developing awareness of dialysis issues, advocating for dialysis patients, promoting favorable public policy and improving the partnership between patients and caregivers.
DPC wants to give a voice to dialysis patients.
One of DPC’s goals is to provide dialysis patients with the education, access and confidence to be their own advocates. Through our grassroots advocacy campaigns, Patient Ambassador program; Washington, DC patient fly-ins; conference calls and briefings, DPC works to train effective advocates for dialysis related issues. DPC is here to rally patients to have their voices heard.
The intent of DPC is to reflect the voice of the patients. Our Board of Directors is composed of people with ESRD. We also rely on input from our membership to determine both our education and advocacy priorities. DPC members are invited to complete education and advocacy surveys to help shape DPC’s focus and determine the organization's priorities.