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Free Information Session about Kidney Disease

Fresenius Medical Care Invites Public

To Free Information Session about Kidney Disease

Treatment Options Program (TOPs) for Dialysis Patients and Others at Risk

Millions of Americans have kidney disease, and many of them don't know it. Fresenius Medical Care is hosting a Treatment Options Program (TOPs) session at no cost for anyone who wants to learn more about chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the different kinds of treatments available today.

Open to the public, Fresenius Medical Care's TOPs is a community education program designed for:

– Chronic kidney disease patients who may need dialysis, or want to be prepared by learning about their treatment options early in the progression of their CKD.
– Existing dialysis patients who are interested in learning about alternative treatment options.
– Family members, friends and caregivers.
– Anyone at risk for CKD, including:
– People with diabetes or high blood pressure.
– Ethnic groups, including African Americans, Asians, Hispanics and Native Americans.
– Senior citizens.
– People with a family history of CKD.

At the TOPs session, people facing kidney failure can learn about the treatment options that best suit their health and lifestyle needs. Fresenius Medical Care healthcare professionals will talk about managing CKD, dialysis treatment options, kidney transplants, patient support services and more.

WHAT: Treatment Options Program (TOPs) information session on dialysis and chronic kidney disease

WHEN: March 28, 2013
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Oconee County Public Library
300 E. S. Second St.
Seneca, S.C.

WHO: Open to the public

COST: No cost

CONTACT: For more information, call Lucia at 1-770-491-9715 or call toll-free 1-877-TOPS-LIFE (1-877-867-7543), email, or visit (in English and Spanish)

MEDIA CONTACT: To arrange an interview with a Fresenius Medical Care nurse or staff member, please contact Alison Moriarty at 617-638-0022 or

About Fresenius Medical Care
Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS) is the world’s leading company devoted to patient-centered renal therapy. Through more than 3,119 clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, we provide kidney dialysis treatments to approximately 253,000 patients worldwide. We are also the world’s leading maker of dialysis products, such as dialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products. Chronic kidney failure is a condition that affects more than 2.1 million individuals worldwide. For more information about the company’s more than 2,100 U.S. dialysis facilities, visit (in English and Spanish). For more information about Fresenius Medical Care, visit or

Company Contact
Charles Hendricks, Fresenius Medical Care
1- 678-285-9235/ voice

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