April is National Donate Life Month

The Fresenius Medical Care Foundation was created to help the patients, families, and communities most greatly impacted by kidney disease. Today, we are focused on raising awareness of kidney disease and transplantation as a lifesaving solution. We partner with leading nonprofits - like Donate Life America and the United Network for Organ Sharing - to invest in innovations that will improve the kidney donation process.

Every April we observe National Donate Life Month, which helps raise awareness about donation, encourages people to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor, and honors those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

This year’s theme is Bee A Donor! and is inspired by the vital role that bees play in sustaining life. Bees are a small but powerful life force, working together with dedication, collaboration, and a strong sense of community.

During National Donate Life Month we should all aspire to be like bee’s and help those in need of a kidney. Here are three things you can do:

  1. Spread the word about the need for kidney donors.
    In the United States, 90,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant. One of the ways you can help is by spreading the word with your family, friends, and social network about the urgent need for kidney donors in the U.S. and the benefits of living donation. Go to Donate Life America to learn more or to register to be a donor.
  2. Be a kidney transplant advocate.
    Help people living with kidney disease navigate their way to a kidney transplant. For those who are eligible, it can help people live longer and healthier lives. Go to the National Donate Life Month page to learn how to advocate.
  3. Donate to Fresenius Medical Care Foundation.
    We believe that transplant is the best treatment option for most people living with kidney disease, which is why we created the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation. Please consider a donation to support our investments in transplantation. You can learn more by going to the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation website or by clicking here to make a donation.