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About The Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center

The Center is dedicated to improving kidney patients’ quality of life and reducing the occurrence of ESRD through education and by developing awareness of dialysis and kidney disease issues, improving the partnership between patients and caregivers, and developing favorable public policy solutions.


Honoring My Father on PKD Awareness Day

By Jim Meyers, DPC Patient Ambassador September 4, 2014  

I will never forget the first time I heard the term, “PKD.”  I was talking to my Father about a recent visit to his doctor.  He told me there was something wrong with his kidneys and he “would probably not live to be a hundred.”  He had been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease.  5 years later, he passed.  2 years later, I was diagnosed.  I am now 60 years of age, 5 years younger that my Dad when he died.  Like him, I am on dialysis.  I am waiting for a kidney transplant, like 105,000+ others.  On today Se

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Amgen funds Website Redesign

Thanks to the generous support of Amgen, the DPC Education Center just completed an extensive upgrade and redesign of its website.  The upgrade allowed for a more responsive design and easier to use navigation among many other improvements.