“Fistula First” Keeps Life-saving Options Open!

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 […]

Meshia’s July post — Happy one year anniversary to me!

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, […]

Maureen O’Brien — Kidney Pioneer & Hero

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 […]

Exciting Changes at DPC

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 […]

Inside the Intern’s Mind – Goodbye for now!

By. Megan S., Education Intern I am in my final day here at DPC and I wanted to post my last blog before I move on. I can’t believe how fast time has flown. It seems surreal that I have spent about 3 months here and that I will be graduating from college in just […]