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Michigan Kidney Patient Goes Above and Beyond to Help His Community - Awarded National DPC Hero Award
Date:2/12/2008

cal and national levels.

"I am committed to helping people find resiliency, search out their dreams and continue to live wonderful lives even though they have to dialyze," said Erich Ditschman. "DPC has helped me to reach out and spread the message that dialysis is just something we do, and it isn't our life."

Ditschman is also a very active participant in organizing and moderating Yahoo groups for home hemodialysis (HHD) patients. HHD is dialysis done at home during which the patient's blood is cleaned the same way it is cleaned during in-center hemodialysis. This procedure allows the patient to dialyze more frequently and in the privacy of his/her home allowing him/her more time with family members and more control over his/her treatment schedules.

More About DPC Hero Award

The DPC Hero award is open to caregivers, nephrologists, family members, patients, and other members of the kidney community who have empowered themselves or others in the kidney community.

Nominations for the DPC Hero award can be sent to dpc@dialysispatients.org or you can contact 1-866-877-4242.


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