serving Our communities
We have a responsibility to improve the wellbeing of the communities we serve and make a positive impact on society. Through the power of our workforce, our position as a global healthcare leader, and our partnerships with leading nonprofit organizations, we’re changing the lives of patients, their families, and the broader community. Together, we support the advancement of compassionate, holistic renal care, and offer support to those in need.
attended the National Kidney Foundation’s THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE (BABG) due to a grant from the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation. BABG educates patients and families on the basics of kidney disease, therapy options, and kidney transplantation.
Finding Possibilities, Funding Solutions
frEsenius medical care foundation
The Fresenius Medical Care Foundation was launched in 2018 with the goal of ensuring every eligible person who needs a kidney receives one. The Foundation educates patients, families, and friends about kidney transplantation, and — in partnership with the United Network for Organ Sharing, Donate Life America, and the National Kidney Foundation — creates bigger and better ways to find organs.
community relations programs and partnerships
Helping children Learn about Good Health with The Kidney Kids
We created The Kidney Kid “edutainment” program, which uses a superhero to take children ages 6 to 12 on adventures and teach them about kidney health. It includes a website, free smartphone app, and games.
Support of the Food is Medicine Coalition
AMERICAN NEPHROLOGY NURSES ASSOCIATION
We work closely with the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) leadership team to provide funding that enables our nurses to become ANNA members, attend meetings, advance their education, and work toward certifications in nephrology. We are affiliated with 24 percent of ANNA's members.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEPHROLOGY TECHNICIANS/TECHNOLOGISTS
Our partnership with the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) underscores our investment in education and career development for our more than 24,000 Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) and Biomedical Technicians (Biomeds). We offset the cost of NANT membership dues and underwrite participation in NANT’s DialysisTechConneXion (DTX), the only industry conference planned by technicians and for technicians.
RENAL SUPPORT NETWORK AND MEDICAL EDUCATION INSTITUTE
We foster patient communities through our support of the Renal Support Network (RSN) and the Medical Education Institute (MEI). We're working with RSN to empower people living with chronic kidney disease, and with MEI to deliver high-quality education to chronic kidney disease patients and their care providers. Together, we're helping people become knowledgeable and proactive about their care and invested in building friendships for a lifetime. We believe support networks such as RSN and MEI are critical to holistic care.
Supporting the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Pathways
We provide financial support for Kidney Pathways, a new online educational program developed by the National Kidney Foundation. Participants receive an individualized education program tailored to them and their kidney health.
“Our My Life, My Dialysis Choice tool empowers patients to align their values and lifestyle preferences with their dialysis choice, and ultimately choose what’s right for them to live as fully as possible. We are very excited to be piloting the tool in Fresenius Medical Care Transitional Care Units; this is a great example of how a non-profit can help advance a business initiative while providing a highly regarded, neutral resource to patients.”
Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Hear from Our Experts
The Renal Support Network continually seeks thought leadership from clinical experts. Below is a sampling of the programs that leveraged our thought leaders for the RSN audience:
CONTRIBUTING TO THE UNited Nations SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
All corporate responsibility data is from 2020 unless otherwise noted.