Fresenius Kidney Care activates Disaster Response Team to assist dialysis patients affected by extreme weather in Texas

ROCKWALL, TX – February 18, 2021 — Fresenius Kidney Care, the dialysis division of Fresenius Medical Care North America and the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, has activated its disaster response team in an effort to restore service as quickly as possible to those locations impacted by the extreme weather and support patients in need of life-sustaining dialysis treatment.

These patients, who require dialysis treatment every two to three days to stay alive and healthy, are among the most vulnerable during a disaster.

Fresenius Kidney Care is actively responding to the region with water trucks, additional generators and other emergency supplies. The care teams are reaching out to patients to ensure their safety and evaluate those patients in need of immediate treatment and to reschedule treatments.

Individuals needing help with arranging dialysis treatment should call Fresenius Kidney Care’s 24 hour toll-free Patient Emergency Hotline at 1-800-626-1297. This service is available for all patients, regardless of dialysis provider.

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