The American Kidney Fund said, "Hi Kidney Buzz, The American Kidney Fund just opened up our disaster relief program to help/assist Dialysis patients in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas where the recent flooding has occurred. We wanted to send you our press release to help spread the news if possible." Click here to download the Press Release. This institution is a hallmark of the Chronic Kidney Disease Community. The American Kidney Fund was Founded in 1971 and has a primary mission of "treatment-related financial assistance to Dialysis patients." Although it is offering Disaster Relief Funds to Dialysis patients impacted by Hurricane Matthew, Chronic Kidney Disease patients should know that the American Kidney Fund provides a complete spectrum of programs and services including direct financial assistance enabling 1 in 5 U.S. Dialysis patients to access lifesaving medical care to help ensure Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation, as well as patient necessities (transportation to Dialysis, nutritional products, and emergency assistance). The following outlines how the American Kidney Fund may help Dialysis patients in need of financial assistance:
The numbers are impressive. According to Kidneyfund.org, the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization raised over a whopping $212,0000,000 in 2011. Named a Top 10 Charity by Charity Navigator, the American Kidney Fund said, "Ninety-seven cents of every dollar we spend goes to patients and programs." This allowed them, in just one year, to help 66,300 patients maintain their health insurance, and provide Safety Net Grants to 18,900 Dialysis patients - allowing them to afford necessities not covered by health insurance.
Also, in the same year, the American Kidney Fund boasts that they were able to assist 2,100 Dialysis patients in receiving donated medications and 112 patients in gaining Disaster Relief Grants to assist when natural disasters struck their local communities.
If you think that you may be eligible for a Disaster Relief Grant, Safety Net Grant or additional financial assistance from the American Kidney Fund, then complete the below form for more information.
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