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.

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2022’s State Advocacy Kick-Off

February 17th, 2022|Categories: Access to Transplant, Article, Medicare Advantage, Medigap Coverage, Promote Financial Security, State Advocacy, Transplant Donor Protection|

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!

August 26th, 2021|Categories: 5-Star Ratings, Access to Transplant, Article, Care Coordination, Charitable Premium Assistance, Dental Coverage, Dialysis Funding, Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage, Innovation, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Medigap Coverage, Patient's Voice, Protect Patient Care, Quality Incentive Program, Take Action, Transplant Donor Protection, Transportation Services, Treatment Options|Tags: |

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 [...]

DPC Advocates Help Push State Legislation Forward

April 20th, 2021|Categories: Advance Patient Choice, Article, Medigap Coverage, State Advocacy, Transplant Donor Protection, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Bipartisan Living Donor Protection Act Introduced to Protect Organ Donors

March 18th, 2021|Categories: Advance Patient Choice, Article, Policy Issues, Transplant Donor Protection|

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA), joined by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), introduced the Living Donor Protection Act to protect the rights of living organ donors. [...]

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