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 Public Invited to Attend Free Health Fair to Learn About Kidney Disease and Prevention

Fresenius Medical Care North America, operator of the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, invites the community to attend a kidney disease awareness day on Friday, March 13 at its state-of-the-art dialysis clinic in Waxahachie. The event will educate attendees on chronic kidney disease in recognition of National Kidney Month in March. More than 300 people attended last year’s event, which was proclaimed Kidney Awareness Day in Ellis County by County Judge Chad Adams.

WHAT:            Health Fair at Fresenius Medical Care Waxahachie

·         Light refreshments

·         Free blood pressure and glucose checks

·         Free education materials on prevention and early detection of kidney disease

·         Free diabetic foot assessments

·         Free prostate screenings

·         Nurses and staff available to discuss the latest dialysis treatment options and other patient services

                        WHO:             Open to the public

WHEN:         Friday, March 13, 2009

                   10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    

WHERE:        Fresenius Medical Care Waxahachie

                   1300 South Rogers

                   Waxahachie, TX, 75165

SPEAKERS:     Dr. Paul Skluzacek, medical director, Fresenius Medical Care

Dr. Ruben Velez, medical director, Fresenius Medical Care

COST:             Free

CONTACT:      To arrange interviews with clinical staff and photos at the Fresenius Medical Care Waxahachie kidney awareness day event, please contact Kelsey Kazarian at kazariank@loomisgroup.com or 415-489-7396.

About Fresenius Medical Care North America
Fresenius Medical Care North America is a subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, the world's largest integrated provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis because of chronic kidney failure, a condition that affects more than 1,600,000 individuals worldwide. Through its network of 2,349 dialysis clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, Fresenius Medical Care provides dialysis treatment to approximately 181,900 patients around the globe. Fresenius Medical Care is also the world's leading provider of dialysis products such as hemodialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products. Fresenius Medical Care is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FME, FME3) and the New York Stock Exchange (FMS, FMS-p).

For more information about Fresenius Medical Care's U.S. network of more than 1,650 dialysis facilities, visit the Company's website at www.ultracare-dialysis.com (in English and Spanish). For more information about Fresenius Medical Care, visit the Company’s websites: www.fmcna.com or www.fmc-ag.com.

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