Join DPC

DPC is a nationwide non-profit organization of more than 35,000 dialysis and pre-dialysis patients and family members joined together to help improve kidney patients’ quality of life.  We provide information about dialysis, help strengthen the partnership between patients and caregivers, tell lawmakers about the issues that matter to patients and provide a strong community for our members. As an organizational policy, DPC does not get involved with individual patient issues or complaints. Instead, we focus our efforts on advancing public policy changes that benefit all ESRD patients.

We offer special programs for friends of dialysis patients and for care providers. All membership types are free. To learn more about each membership type, see which membership you should apply for below.

With more than 35,000+ members, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) is the nation’s largest patient-led, non-profit organization working to improve the quality of life for dialysis patients. Our membership is restricted to dialysis and pre-dialysis patients and their families, as they alone set our policies and priorities. Join DPC today to make your voice heard by your elected officials. Membership in DPC is FREE.

General Membership

Pre-dialysis patients, dialysis patients, transplant patients and family members should apply for our General Membership.

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Partners in Care

Any renal professional that assists in providing care to dialysis patients should apply for the Partners in Care Program.

Friends of DPC

This membership type is for individuals who would like to be involved in DPC, but are not currently affected by kidney disease or employed as renal professionals.