American Kidney Fund Overview
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Target demographics: Kidney patients and people at risk for kidney disease
Direct beneficiaries per year: The American Kidney Fund provided direct assistance to nearly 90,000 dialysis patients in all 50 states in 2011:
• 62,600 dialysis patients maintained their health insurance coverage through our Health Insurance Premium Program;
• 22,800 dialysis patients received Safety Net Grants, helping them to pay for treatment necessities not covered by health insurance, such as transportation to dialysis, nutritional products and emergency assistance;
• 3,400 dialysis patients received donated medications or assistance with Medicare Part D prescription drug expenses.
In addition, nearly 43,000 people called or e-mailed the American Kidney Fund HelpLine; more than 22,000 at-risk individuals received a free kidney disease screening in 22 cities nationwide; and nearly 4,200 medical professionals received continuing education.
Geographic areas served: All 50 states
Programs: Thanks to the generosity of many Americans who care about their friends and neighbors with kidney disease, in 2011 the American Kidney Fund provided treatment-related financial assistance to nearly 90,000 people—almost 1 out of every 4 dialysis patients in the United States. Ninety-seven cents of every dollar spent by the American Kidney Fund in 2011 went directly to programs and services. Millions of people nationwide benefit annually from the American Kidney Fund’s efforts to fight kidney disease through public awareness campaigns, free health screenings, health education materials and courses, online outreach, and toll-free health information HelpLine (866-300-2900).