Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center

The Center is dedicated to improving kidney patients’ quality of life and reducing the occurrence of ESRD through education.

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Calorias para perder, mantener o ganar peso (Calories for losing, maintaining or gaining weight) 03/11/2023

Mark your calendars! “Calorias para perder, mantener o ganar peso (Calories for losing, maintaining or gaining weight)” will go live on March 23rd!

**This webinar will be in both Spanish AND English

Calorias para perder, mantener o ganar peso (Calories for losing, maintaining or gaining weight) Imprime el volante: color | en blanco y negro Presentado por: María Eugenia Rodríguez-León, MS, RD, CSR 23 de marzo de 2023 Durante esta sesión informativa, aprenderá: Describir de dónde vienen las calorías Explicar cuántas calorías necesitas Enumerar estrategias para que alcances tu meta R...

Timeline photos 03/07/2023

Join us in ONE WEEK for our March Kidney Chat call!

Join the call:
Dial: (866) 230-9002
Enter Meeting Code: 420 835 078 #

Annual Advocacy Day Application 03/06/2023

Apply now!!

Annual Advocacy Day Application Annual Advocacy Day Application Thank you for your interest in DPC’s Annual Advocacy Day. Please fill out the form below to submit your application.

What Do Dialysis Patients Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness? 03/05/2023

ICYMI: “What Do Dialysis Patients Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness?” is available to watch on our website

Watch the recording here:
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What Do Dialysis Patients Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness? Print out the flyer: color | black and white Presented by Danielle Daley, MBA, CPHQ; Julia Dettmann, BSW; Michelle Prager, MSW, LSW; and Nealand Lewis, PMP, PhD, PSAE, MPM, M.A.Ed., MBA, CICA February 23, 2023 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, 12:00 pm MT, 11:00 am PT Emergency

Timeline photos 03/03/2023

Join us for our next Kidney Chat on Tuesday, March 14 at 3 pm ET!

National Kidney Month Reminds Us of the Possibilities of Life on Dialysis 03/02/2023

For National Kidney Month, Dialysis Patient Citizens is highlighting six patient advocates that teach everyone on living on dialysis what they are capable of.

National Kidney Month Reminds Us of the Possibilities of Life on Dialysis The coming March marks the start of National Kidney Month, a time to promote kidney health, raise awareness of the obstacles facing patients, and advocate for policies that help them as they navigate life with kidney disease. However, National Kidney Month also means so much more. It is an opportuni...

Calorias para perder, mantener o ganar peso (Calories for losing, maintaining or gaining weight) 02/28/2023

Our March webinar will be in Spanish and English!

“Calorias para perder, mantener o ganar peso (Calories for losing, maintaining or gaining weight)” will go live on March 23rd!

Add to your calendar here:

Calorias para perder, mantener o ganar peso (Calories for losing, maintaining or gaining weight) Imprime el volante: color | en blanco y negro Presentado por: María Eugenia Rodríguez-León, MS, RD, CSR 23 de marzo de 2023 Durante esta sesión informativa, aprenderá: Describir de dónde vienen las calorías Explicar cuántas calorías necesitas Enumerar estrategias para que alcances tu meta R...

Timeline photos 02/26/2023

Our next Kidney Chat will be on Tuesday, March 14, at 3 pm ET!

Have questions about the Kidney Chats? Ask us in the comments!

Photos from Dialysis Patient Citizens's post 02/24/2023

Congratulations Gene!

What Do Dialysis Patients Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness? 02/22/2023

Our webinar, “What Do Dialysis Patients Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness?” is TOMORROW at 2 pm ET.

RSVP here:
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What Do Dialysis Patients Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness? Print out the flyer: color | black and white Presented by Danielle Daley, MBA, CPHQ; Julia Dettmann, BSW; Michelle Prager, MSW, LSW; and Nealand Lewis, PMP, PhD, PSAE, MPM, M.A.Ed., MBA, CICA February 23, 2023 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, 12:00 pm MT, 11:00 am PT Emergency

Recipe of the Month: Berry Yogurt Smoothie 02/21/2023

Tip: If you need more protein, blend protein powder into your smoothies. Whey protein powder is lower in potassium, and most vegan protein powders do not have potassium or phosphorus values listed.

Recipe of the Month: Berry Yogurt Smoothie Get a brand new, kidney-friendly recipe* delivered to your inbox each month, courtesy of Jessianna Saville, MS, RDN, CSR, LD, CLT, a member of the Ed Center Advisory Council and Founder & CEO of the Kidney Nutrition Institute. February’s featured recipe is a festive shade of pink for Valentine’s...

A Career and Dialysis Become a Way of Life 02/19/2023

Maintaining a career while on dialysis is hard, but it's not impossible. Learn more about how Gene Blankenship made adjustments to make it work.

A Career and Dialysis Become a Way of Life By Gene Blankenship, DPC Board Member I was 42 years old when I crashed into dialysis, though my family obviously knew about my kidney disease. I also worked full time and so the next step was to tell my employer, OPEA. I cannot compliment my employer enough.

What Do Dialysis Patients Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness? 02/17/2023

Join us for our next webinar on Thursday, February 23, at 2 pm ET!

RSVP here:
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What Do Dialysis Patients Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness? Print out the flyer: color | black and white Presented by Danielle Daley, MBA, CPHQ; Julia Dettmann, BSW; Michelle Prager, MSW, LSW; and Nealand Lewis, PMP, PhD, PSAE, MPM, M.A.Ed., MBA, CICA February 23, 2023 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, 12:00 pm MT, 11:00 am PT Emergency

Timeline photos 02/14/2023

Happy Valentine’s Day! We are grateful to spend every day teaching patients how to show their kidney’s the love they need.

Focus Group Interest Survey 02/13/2023

Patients receiving hemodialysis:
Tell us about your experiences with dialysis technicians!
Emory University is looking for participants for their study to explore patients’ thoughts about the role of dialysis patient care technicians in dialysis care.

They are looking for patients who are currently being treated with hemodialysis at a U.S. dialysis facility to participate in a 90-minute online focus group. Those who are selected to participate will receive a $75 gift card.

If you are interested in participating, please click the link below to leave your preferred contact information.

Focus Group Interest Survey Thank you for your interest in participating in focus groups for our study, "Role of the Patient Care Technician in Dialysis." Focus groups will take about 90 minutes and will be conducted online via Zoom, which you can join with a computer/laptop or smartphone. If you are selected and complete a fo...

What Do Dialysis Patients Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness? 02/12/2023

This month’s webinar, “What Do Dialysis Patients Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness” will be on February 23 at 2 pm ET!

What Do Dialysis Patients Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness? Print out the flyer: color | black and white Presented by Danielle Daley, MBA, CPHQ; Julia Dettmann, BSW; Michelle Prager, MSW, LSW; and Nealand Lewis, PMP, PhD, PSAE, MPM, M.A.Ed., MBA, CICA February 23, 2023 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, 12:00 pm MT, 11:00 am PT Emergency

Timeline photos 02/07/2023

Our February Kidney Chat is ONE WEEK AWAY!

Join us on February 14 at 3 pm ET!

Welcome to the Board - Eugene Blankenship 02/05/2023

Welcoming Gene Blankenship to the Dialysis Patient Citizens Board!

Learn more about Gene:

Welcome to the Board - Eugene Blankenship Eugene Blankenship has witnessed the struggles dialysis patients deal with for his entire life. Kidney disease runs in his family, and he lost both his father and grandfather to complications from kidney disease. Eugene was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease himself while on a camping trip in

Exploring the Psychological Impact of Living with Kidney Disease from a Therapist’s Personal Journey 02/03/2023

ICYMI: Our January webinar is available on our website here:

Keep an eye on our socials for the February webinar details!

Exploring the Psychological Impact of Living with Kidney Disease from a Therapist’s Personal Journey Print out the flyer: color | black and white Presented by Gabriel Cooper, PhD, LMFT January 26, 2023 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, 12:00 pm MT, 11:00 am PT During this informative session, you will learn about: The overlooked mental, relational, and emotional dimensions of living with

02/01/2023
Congressional Update 01/31/2023

The 118th Congress is sworn in, and Dialysis Patient Citizens is ready to take action to improve the quality of life for ESRD patients.

Learn how you can help:

Congressional Update The 118th Congress was sworn in earlier this month. It started off in historic fashion with a protracted fight on the House floor to elect a Speaker of the House, which Kevin McCarthy ultimately achieved on the 15th ballot. With Republicans controlling the House, and Democrats holding the White Hous...

Timeline photos 01/29/2023

Our February Kidney Chat is on February 14th at 3 pm ET!

Dr. Velma Scantlebury will be our guest speaker. Dr. Scantlebury previously worked at Christina Hospital, but in her retirement, she devotes her time to COVID advocacy and writing books.

Welcome to the Board - Terry Peeler 01/27/2023

Welcoming Terry Peeler to the Dialysis Patient Citizens Board!

Learn more about Terry:

Welcome to the Board - Terry Peeler Terry Peeler has devoted his life to public service, working for 25 years as a firefighter paramedic before kidney disease forced him to retire in October 2016. During his career in public service, Terry was appointed as the first African American full-time fire chief and paramedic in

Exploring the Psychological Impact of Living with Kidney Disease from a Therapist’s Personal Journey 01/25/2023

Our January webinar “Exploring the Psychological Impact of Living with Kidney Disease from a Therapist’s Personal Journey” is TOMORROW at 2 pm ET!

Join us:

Exploring the Psychological Impact of Living with Kidney Disease from a Therapist’s Personal Journey Print out the flyer: color | black and white Presented by Gabriel Cooper, PhD, LMFT January 26, 2023 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, 12:00 pm MT, 11:00 am PT During this informative session, you will learn about: The overlooked mental, relational, and emotional dimensions of living with

Just a Dad with Kidney Disease 01/24/2023

“Being a dad with kidney disease is something that I never imagined when I was younger. Actually, I never once pictured myself as a person who would be challenged by kidney failure…”

Learn more about Gene’s experience parenting with kidney disease:

Just a Dad with Kidney Disease By Gene Blankenship, DPC Board Member Being a dad with kidney disease is something that I never imagined when I was younger. Actually, I never once pictured myself as a person who would be challenged by kidney failure, even though I watched my dad "Big Gene" struggle

Welcome to the Board - Steve Ahern 01/22/2023

Welcoming Steve Ahern to the Dialysis Patient Citizens Board!

Learn more about Steve:

Welcome to the Board - Steve Ahern Steve has been a dialysis patient for over six years, having battled through heart stents and two bouts of lung cancer. He is honored to be a member of our board, and eager to continue focusing his efforts on making life for dialysis patients as fulfilling as

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Dialysis Patient Anthem
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When Gene began dialysis three years ago, he was forced to enroll in Medicare and was immediately dropped by his private...
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Andrew Conkling is one of many dialysis patients that have had to face the limitations of Medicare for conditions outsid...
Most dialysis patients are not as fortunate as Mike Guffey when he crashed unexpectedly into dialysis in 2008. Now, the ...
The Basics of Home Dialysis: Jimmie's Story
On a Scale of "Thriving" to "In Crisis"

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