American Kidney Fund
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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