Introducing Fresenius Medical Care’s

Kidney Kid Initiative

What started as a local “edutainment” (education and entertainment) program has grown into a global kidney initiative. With the help of two key heroes, the Kidney Kid initiative educates children and their teachers, parents, and guardians about their kidneys through eye-catching and interactive media, materials, and activities. As of early 2023, this program has been introduced to 20 Boys & Girls Clubs across the U.S., engaging youth in learning about the importance of healthy habits. This program will continue to grow to include more Boys & Girls Clubs and other youth organizations in the communities of Fresenius Medical Care employees.

The Kidney Kid Is Impacting Communities

Fresenius Medical Care employees have had the opportunity to educate youth about the importance of their kidney health in Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) across the nation. At these clubs, employees introduced kidney health education with the help of The Kidney Kid. We are committed to educating youth about their kidneys and growing this program into new communities through our ongoing partnership with BGCA as well as through employee networks. At the beginning of our partnership with BGCA, our goal was to expand our acclaimed program while also providing support to their Healthy Habits program. Using a health equity lens, we continue to identify at-risk markets for activations and reach.

4,400 youth reached with Healthy Habits programming

584 youth participated in kidney health education

100% employee satisfaction in overall volunteer experience

99% of employees believe in partnering with BGCA to educate youth about kidney health

See The Kidney Kid in Action



Where The Kidney Kid Has Made an Impact*

*Locations as of May 2023

Parents: Help Bring the Kidney Kid Initiative to Classrooms

The Kidney Kid is ideal for kids ages 6—10 and a perfect complement to physical education, health education, and science curriculum. Are you interested in helping your kids know more about their kidneys? If so, please share with your child’s classroom by downloading this letter for their teachers.


Download the Free-To-Play Kidney Kid Game

Parents can feel good about their kids playing this educational game that follows The Kidney Kid through various adventures all while learning the value of maintaining healthy habits for sustained kidney function.

Combatting Chronic Kidney Disease with Awareness and Prevention

As the premier healthcare company focused on providing the highest-quality care to people with renal and other chronic conditions, we recognize our responsibility to take a lead role in chronic kidney disease (CKD) awareness and prevention. Kidney health awareness should start early to help prevent obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, which are the main precursors to kidney disease.

What We Aim to Achieve

Our funding for Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA's) Healthy Habits program will encourage kids and teens nationwide to improve their overall health through healthy eating and living habits. Our goal in this partnership is to:

  • Take an active part in promoting how healthy habits can prevent disease
  • Engage our staff in community outreach to teach their others about health
  • Strengthen relationships in communities most often impacted by CKD

Over $500,000 in Donations to Boys & Girls Clubs of America

As part of our National Kidney Month initiatives, we’ve donated over $500,000 to BGCA, with a $250,000 donation to BGCA in March of 2022 and a $275,000 donation in March of 2023. In select Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, our employees provide side-by-side support to youth through health and wellness resources and programming. Additionally, at each selected club, our employees proudly introduce youth to The Kidney Kid