Transplant Donor Protection
The optimal treatment for ESRD is often a transplanted kidney from a living or deceased donor. ESRD patients who receive a transplant experience improved quality of life and lower healthcare costs. Currently, there are over 100,000 individuals waiting for a kidney transplant, while only 17,000 kidney transplants are performed each year. By encouraging living donation, the wait times for a transplant will decrease however it is important to have protections in place for these altruistic donors. Removing barriers to living donations and strengthening access to transplantation will also benefit taxpayers and the Medicare Trust Funds.
DPC State Advocacy – March 2023 Update
It has been a busy and productive legislative session for DPC’s state advocacy efforts. Bills impacting dialysis patients have been introduced in multiple state legislatures and in most cases have moved quickly through the legislative [...]
2023 State Advocacy Kick-Off
It’s been a busy start in 2023 for DPC’s state advocacy efforts. Bills impacting dialysis patients are being introduced in multiple state legislatures and moving quickly through the legislative process. Legislation to expand Medigap access [...]
2022’s State Advocacy Kick-Off
It’s been a busy start in 2022 for DPC’s state advocacy efforts. While many states are holding shorter legislative sessions due to the upcoming primary elections, bills impacting dialysis patients are being introduced and moving [...]
2021 Annual Survey Last Call!
24 hours remain to complete our survey. Make sure to complete your survey for a chance at one of 10 remaining $100 gift certificates. Our 2021 Annual Membership Survey is live, and it will remain [...]
It Works When We Work Together – 2021 State Legislature Recap
Nearly two years ago, DPC expanded its advocacy footprint to establish a state advocacy program to complement our ongoing federal efforts and in response to states increasing their role in health care policy and [...]
DPC Advocates Help Push State Legislation Forward
State legislatures are in high gear during spring, and efforts by state legislators to support dialysis patients are in full swing this month. We’ve already had several legislative victories on living organ donor protection [...]