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Learning to Embrace My Illness….. By Meisha A., Guest Blogger and Patient Ambassador Having kidney disease has not been an easy journey and truthfully I am not sure if “embrace” is the right term, but I have come to accept it.  Kidney disease has taught me to deal with things differently, especially with challenges that may […]

By Linda G., M.D. — Guest Blogger Check Out Recent CDC Recommendations on Reducing Infections The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in May 2013 results from a multi-center study on prevention of bloodstream infections in dialysis patients. The problem is enormous: during the study, 37,000 infections occurred in dialysis patients with central […]

By Meshia A., DPC Patient Ambassador and Guest Blogger Hello DPC family! I hope this message finds you well. Guess what? I am coming up on my one year anniversary of being transplanted on July 6, 2013.  As a kidney patient I think about how far I have come and in having a kidney transplant, […]

In the course of running my Facebook page, Kidney Stories, I have run into unusual and unique tales about people’s experiences with kidney failure, dialysis and kidney transplants.  Some of the stories include children, mother and daughter seeking a transplant, sister seeking a transplant or even entire sides of the family all afflicted with an […]

By Hrant Jamgochian, DPC Executive Director     With the creation of the DPC Education Center, it became increasingly apparent that Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) needed to do some internal realignment of its staff. Our goals for this process were to ensure: 1) we maximize DPC’s limited resources, 2) we secure the sustainability of the […]