News

April 18, 2019

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) continues to work hard protecting dialysis patients by opposing three bills that would threaten access to quality care if passed.

More than 468,000 Americans rely on dialysis treatments to stay alive.

April 10, 2019

The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex M. Azar II, discussed the future of kidney health in a speech last month.

April 2, 2019

Receiving dialysis treatment three times a week is critical for the survival of the 6,000 patients in Oregon with End-Stage Renal Disease, or kidney failure.

Unfortunately, this access to treatment is being threatened with Senate Bill 900, which may disrupt the provider network dialysis patients rely on and lower the quality of care they depend on.

March 27, 2019


From left to right: DPC CEO Hrant Jamgochian, California State Assembly Member Heath Flora and DPC Board of Director Secretary Danny Iniguez

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) continues its efforts to improve the quality of life for dialysis patients by advocating for an assembly bill in California that would expand access to organ transplants.

March 18, 2019

By Megan Hashbarger, Director of Congressional and State Relations, Dialysis Patient Citizens

Dialysis Patients Citizen’s (DPC) mission is to improve dialysis citizens’ quality of life. As a result, we have played an important role in increasing patient access to: health insurance coverage, care coordination, medications and innovative therapies. While we work hard to improve public policies for patients, sometimes we are put on defense to protect our previous hard-fought victories.

March 11, 2019

By Jackson Williams, Director of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel, Dialysis Patient Citizens

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) thanks everyone who completed its 2018 Patient Survey. It is another way to make your voices heard. We use our patient survey to get your input on current issues and to convey your opinions to policymakers in Washington, DC.

This year, our survey included questions on two recent developments in Washington:

February 25, 2019

As a reminder, the Advocacy Day application deadline is Thursday, February 28. If you haven't already applied, please consider doing so.

February 22, 2019

By Megan Hashbarger, Director of Congressional and State Relations, Dialysis Patient Citizens

February 19, 2019

Receiving dialysis treatment three times a week is critical to survival for the 70,000 patients in California with End-Stage Renal Disease, or kidney failure.

February 13, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking for volunteers to participate in the All of Us program, which is a research initiative that tracks the health of U.S. participants. The initiative is not centered around a specific disease or population. Instead, it is intended to accelerate research and improve a large assortment of health conditions by evaluating the impact of lifestyle, environment and biological makeup on health and disease.

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